Senior Underwriting Assistant
AXIS Insurance - San Francisco, CA

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AXIS Insurance has an opportunity for a Senior Underwriting Assistants supporting Financial Liability underwriters in our downtown San Francisco office. This position's primary responsibility is to perform a variety of advanced administrative duties involving the processing of new and renewal business including the maintenance of records. This position requires the ability to work independently, exercising judgment and initiative. The position will serve in a lead role as subject matter expert and trainer.

Specific responsibilities for our Senior Underwriting Assistant include:

  • Inputs policy and underwriting data in appropriate systems
  • Works to prepare submission risk evaluation for review by the underwriter
  • Provides backup support for existing Non-Private Equity FIS underwriters
  • Reviews new submissions for complete information and appropriate underwriting appetite
  • Prepares the renewal for underwriting review and evaluation for quotations and binders
  • Works with identified resources to maintain a structured diary system and structure and maintain file organization
  • Manages diary system to ensure that all necessary information is received within established timelines
  • Follows up on delinquent data
  • Maintains submission and policy files according to documented standards
  • Pre reviews inspection reports and highlights information for underwriting
  • Works with premium accounting to resolve premium and data discrepancies
  • Handles special projects and assignmenta as directed
  • Works with the unit underwriters and Team Leader to issue policies, process endorsements and maintain Broker relationships
  • Provides good customer service by responding promptly and courteously to all requests for information
  • Reviews and e-mails or faxes quote and binder letters
  • Prepares policies for policy issuance
  • Reviews policies for accuracy and regulatory standards

Required Education/Training & Experience for our Senior Underwriting Assistant includes:

  • Must have a high school diploma
  • 5 - 7 years prior experience in the commercial insurance industry
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in underwriting preferred
  • Professional Lines training a plus

Desired skills and characteristics:

  • Good mathematical aptitude
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (particularly, Excel and Word)
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision

We offer a very competitive benefits and compensation package including bonus.


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AXIS Capital is the Bermuda-based holding company of the AXIS group of companies. AXIS Capital provides specialty insurance and reinsurance...