Underwriter - Personal lines

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date Posted: 05-02-2018
Personal Lines Underwriter - This is a fantastic opportunity to join a prominent leader in the specialty property division with a major player in the US market. This company offers a great work/life balance and top notch benefits!
You will review personal lines submissions from general agency markets to determine acceptability of risks solicited.  Working with Retail and Managing General Agents you will establish a primary carrier position within the agency while developing a book of business populated with target risks. 
Responsibilities include:
> Examine, identify, assess and evaluate individual risks by analyzing exposures from various sources (e.g. application, diagrams, inspection reports, riskmeter, google earth, risk websites, etc.) to make appropriate underwriting decisions to accept, decline, or modify risks within assigned territory.  Implement underwriting decisions in compliance with state laws.
> Provide timely, articulate, and consistent responses for quoting, writing and renewing business within prescribed underwriting authority granted by the Company.
> Train agents on proper procedures, product knowledge and underwriting guidelines.
> Analyze claim reports and pre-underwriting reviews to determine action to be taken on renewal business.
> Work in an electronic workflow environment such as ImageRight or similar software) to process underwriting decisions, store underwriting documents and document the underwriting thought process.  

Required skills/experience

> 2 + years of experience with progressive advancement in a retail, MGA, or company setting, underwriting personal lines risks.
Property underwriting experience is a plus.
> Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience required.
>  Professional insurance designation is preferred. (i.e. CPCU, ARM, AU, etc.)
> Familiar with basic compliance and regulatory requirements with respect to admitted filings, cancellation and non-renewal of policies, deletion of coverages, risk specific rate changes, manuscript endorsements, or non-disclosure or misrepresentation.  
> Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving and decision making skills.
> Excellent organizational and time management abilities..
> Strong research and analytical skills.
> Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Dayne Hayes
Western International Staff, Inc.
Please contact me with any questions:
Email:  dhayes@westerninternational.com
Phone:  (w) 480-777-0008

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