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Sr. Underwriter

Company: Berkley
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Company Details: Were a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, an A. M. Best A+ rated Fortune 500 holding company. Berkley is comprised of individual operating units that serve a defined insurance market segment. Berkley Risk is focused on providing self-insured entities program administration services and insurance operations which can include taking or sharing risk using Berkley paper. This capability allows us to customize both an insurance company option and a purely administrative option for our customers. Responsibilities: The Senior Underwriter will be responsible for underwriting activities including premium calculation, risk evaluation, policy issuance, and member retention. Analyzing data and design coverage to reduce losses and increase retention and ensuring decisions are consistent with the philosophies of the LMCIT Board. Key responsibilties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Review, price and manage renewal business (multi line with an emphasis on general liability, property casualty and workers compensation) in accordance with LMCIT guidelines.
  • Territory will include more key agents and complex accounts
  • Select, price, quote and decline new business in accordance with LMCIT underwriting guidelines and experience, underwriting judgment.
  • Screen new and renewal submissions from agents and obtain missing information.
  • Communicate with agents and members on matters pertaining to new and renewal submissions and service items including endorsements as well as other issues our members need assistance with.
  • Works collaboratively with Underwriting Manager and other LMCIT staff on coverage design, rate setting and other strategic goals.
  • Work collaboratively with other Underwriters in the unit to maintain response time requirements.
  • Maintain key customer and vendor relations, including account contacts, brokers and agents, reinsurers, and program management staff.
  • Provide clear instruction and guidance to rating and processing personnel.
  • Maintain and update underwriting files.
  • Operate according to underwriting authority as delegated by manager.
  • May assist in developing internal procedures and forms.
  • Act as a mentor to less experienced underwriters.
  • Participate in training duties, as assigned.
  • Participate in presentations at various conferences and workshops. Qualifications:
    • Four-year college degree or two-year degree with equivalent work experience.
    • 5 plus years experience in commercial lines underwriting, including some marketing/agency management responsibilities.
    • Thorough knowledge of commercial lines underwriting standards and practices along with working knowledge of rating.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Strong decision-making skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Interstate travel required. Berkley Core Competencies Communication Customer Focus and Teamwork Flexibility Delivers Results Technical & Job Excellence Accountability Additional Company Details: The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. Additional Requirements: COVID-19 vaccine required unless prohibited by law.

Keywords: Berkley, Lincoln , Sr. Underwriter, Other , Lincoln, Nebraska

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