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Underwriter/Senior Underwriter Full-time

at in Wisconsin (Published at 21-09-2019)

Do you want to be an instrumental part of the future growth of Church Mutual? We have an excellent underwriting opportunity available. This role will focus strictly on underwriting Nonprofit & Human Services organizations.


It is with service to community in mind that Church Mutual expands its footprint to Nonprofit & Human Services organizations, focusing on our mission to Protect the Greater Good. From homeless shelters and food banks to thrift stores and child day cares, we honor our founders? desire to improve the lives of others by partnering with organizations founded on the principles of improving the human condition. Over the coming years, Church Mutual has the potential to achieve tremendous growth by expanding into the Nonprofit & Human Services niche.


A benefit of joining this growing team is a great deal of variety in your day-to-day work. You?ll have the opportunity to learn about many different types of nonprofit & human service organizations as you underwrite them. You?ll also have opportunities to work on cross-functional teams that expand your skill-set beyond underwriting.


Location

Desire is for position to be in Merrill, Wisconsin; however, remote work option will be considered for individuals with Nonprofit and Human Services underwriting experience and solid, leverageable Nonprofit and Human Services broker relationships.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Within established binding authority and in compliance with filings, effectively write and retain profitable business to meet company objectives.
  • Using various sources of information, analyze, evaluate, make, and document decisions to achieve profitable underwriting results on transactions for prospective, new business, and existing customers. Recognize exposures to loss, identify coverage alternatives, develop risk management recommendations, and adequately price to an expected profitable level. Negotiate solutions keeping the customer in mind. Decline/non-renew business not meeting underwriting standards.
  • Communicate with all customers professionally, respectfully, and timely. Communicate with supervisor on issues exceeding binding authority and through monthly letters on territory issues.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the sales force. Provide support in the production and service of profitable business. Explain and help develop an understanding of coverages, forms, guidelines, and underwriting philosophies.
  • Continue to develop underwriting knowledge to a higher level through an awareness of changes within underwriting territory; understanding Church Mutual and insurance industry coverages and policy forms; understanding exposures and operations specific to our niche; and professional knowledge development using external and internal opportunities.
  • Actively look for opportunities and recommend efficiencies to improve underwriting performance and processes. Recognize and promote change in a positive manner.
  • Focus to meet customer expectations through: meeting department timeliness expectations; assisting in territories as needed; and positive interactions with all customers (including sales, other departments, and technical support).
  • Miscellaneous.
  • Meet and travel with territory sales personnel as necessary.
  • Be a resource and share underwriting knowledge with others in the department. Provide training to others to expand their underwriting knowledge.

Essential Functions

  • Within established binding authority and in compliance with filings, effectively write and retain profitable business to meet company objectives.
  • Review insurance submissions from prospective, new, and existing customers; recognize exposures; provide coverage alternatives; offer risk management suggestions; and adequately price insurance coverage.
  • Be a resource and support the sales force in the production and service of profitable business.
  • Effectively communicate with others in all areas of the operation. Update supervisor on issues exceeding binding authority.
  • Continue to develop underwriting knowledge and actively look for and recommend efficiencies to improve underwriting performance and processes.
  • Meet customer expectations through meeting department timeliness expectations, assisting in other territories, and positive interactions with all customers.
  • Meet or travel with territory sales personnel as necessary and be a resource to and train others within the department.


Required Skills
  • Knowledge of the underwriting function and insurance coverages and principles.
  • Proven ability to identify and analyze exposures, recognize areas of concern, and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Proven ability to make decisions outside parameter-based situations but within binding authority.
  • Proven ability to explain decisions to others and negotiate appropriate solutions.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated desire and commitment to continually learn, accept new challenges, and strive for personal improvement/growth.
  • Support others by sharing knowledge of underwriting function, coverages, and principles.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships throughout the company.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others.
  • Ability to learn Church Mutual computer systems and stay current with changes.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Responsible, dedicated behavior to accomplish workload expectations.


Required Experience

Underwriter

  • A strong background in property and casualty underwriting and a minimum of five years' experience working in a professional underwriting function.
  • A minimum of three years' experience underwriting nonprofit and human services classes of business.

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Individual must have one of the following based on prior experience:
  • Associate in Underwriting (AU) designation.
  • Two completed exams in the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) program.
  • A bachelor's degree, which is desirable.

Senior Underwriter

  • A strong background in property and casualty underwriting and a minimum of seven years' experience working in a professional underwriting function.
  • A minimum of five years' experience underwriting nonprofit and human services classes of business.

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Individual must have one of the following based on prior experience:
    • Associate in Underwriting (AU) designation.
    • Two completed exams in the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) program.
    • A bachelor's degree, which is desirable.
  • Evidence of continuing insurance education is required. Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation is desirable.

Church Mutual is an equal opportunity employer.



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