The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an integral member of the underwriting team fulfilling basic underwriting responsibilities. This position will handle day-to- day client servicing including underwriting issues and managing workflow to ensure the client has a superior experience. This role allows production underwriters to focus on broker relationships and business development. Position is responsible for underwriting less complex renewal business and develops into handling less complex new business. Supports attainment of written premium goals, loss ratio, and growth opportunities of team by providing backup to underwriters and superior customer service.
Manage renewal business under the supervision of an Underwriter and move to writing new business - prepare analysis of exposure and present to Underwriter for sign-off.
Able to gather and review information on financial conditions, risk exposure, loss history, and economic trends that may impact the terms and conditions offered to the client.
Able to extract internal data and research external information to identify trends impacting product line.
Able to provide basic forms/coverage interpretations and advise on additional coverage needs, understand and evaluate exposures, and underwrite policy change requests.
Ensure accuracy of information inputted into all appropriate systems and verify that all necessary documentation is in the file.
Establish, support, and maintain effective relationships and/or regular contact with clients and build strong relationships with employees across the organization.
Insurance underwriting support experience desired
Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills
Ability to work independently or within a team
Ability to follow process and attention to details
Demonstrates negotiation and relationship building skills
Demonstrates analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to exercise sound business judgment
Beginning level of proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and founded in 1930, Markel reports its ongoing underwriting operations in three segments, and products originate from four insurance divisions and one reinsurance division. Markel Ventures, a subsidiary that makes strategic investments in companies outside of the insurance marketplace, is another important component of our business.
In each of our businesses, we seek to deliver innovative products and responsive customer service so that we can be a market leader. Our time horizon is long-term, our underwriting approach is disciplined, and our focus is on continuously improving the quality of the customer experience. Our financial goals are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and to combine those profits with superior investment returns to build shareholder value.
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