Commercial Lines Underwriter | Temp to Possible Hire
Supports goals of the Commercial Brokerage team by:
- Underwriting, pricing, and documentation of new and renewal policies and endorsements in accordance with their authority statement.
- Establishes and maintains professional relationships with brokers via email, phone, and in person.
- Provides service at or above Topa’s standard, and
- Stays abreast of technical, industry and regulatory requirements in assigned areas of responsibility.
A successful Underwriter I / II will possess good oral and written communication skills, ability to analyze
detail, ability to exercise judgment and discretion with no supervision within authority guidelines, and
strong organizational discipline.
Use critical thinking skills, to perform an independent risk analysis to underwrite, price and
document underwriting thought process for new and renewal policies and endorsements in
accordance with their authority statement and Topa’s best practices. Underwriting includes
assessing insurance risks presented to the company, receiving applications and reviewing the
operations of each prospective insured, using independent judgment to determine research
required regarding risk, determining whether the risks fit within Topa’s business appetite and
guidelines, and reviewing and evaluating loss history. Pricing includes using judgment to
determine the correct pricing within a set range.
Support other underwriters in all facets of underwriting, workflow and service on accounts
outside of their own authority including, but not limited to determining risk acceptability, pricing,
coverage terms, evaluating submissions and renewals.
Ensure thought process documentation is accurate and completed within best practices
Review inspections and alert Underwriter or Sr. Underwriter of any significant differences on the
report than on the policy that could alter our underwriting decision.
Ensure Topa’s service standards are met.
Provide excellent customer service including personal interaction via phone, email, and in person
with brokers and other external professionals.
Attend industry and customer events and make production calls in a group. Individual calls will
be allowed, but not required in this position.
Understand and report on publicly known competitor activity in the marketplace.
Underwrite and offer binding quotes on renewal accounts within the authority.
Write quality referrals for decisions outside of authority.
Support teamwork and collaboration. Promote and contribute to a high-performance team
culture which values individual and team achievements. Represent the company in a
professional, courteous, and friendly manner at all times. Support and promote the corporate
goals established by the management.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, equivalent insurance education, or
related insurance experience is required.
Understands sense of urgency around providing excellent customer service and appropriate
attention to business matters.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to interact effectively with a range of personalities.
Proficient math skills to perform duties of an assigned position.
Attention to detail and accuracy
Proficiency with computers and work productivity software.
Ability to travel overnight as needed.
Commitment to professional development through continuing education, including but not
limited to completion of insurance education courses and achievement of professional insurance
designations, continuing college ccoursework towards the goal of a bachelor’s degree, and/or
participation in company offered training and education programs.
Canon Recruiting Group, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Canon Recruiting Group, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Location/Region: Calabasas, CA (US)