Underwriter
Crum & Forster Insurance Co - Houston, TX

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Summary:

Reviews new and renewal property and casualty submissions and determine underwriting acceptability; takes action to achieve results that positively impact sales and profitability. Has accountability for bottom line results.

Responsibilities:

-Determines the account risk factors, quality of operations relative to underwriting standards/parameters, prices appropriately based on the analysis for both new and renewal business

-Works to identify and generate additional business from assigned production sources

-Gathers and analyzes information necessary to make an accurate evaluation of the risk

-Uses available resources including company underwriting guidelines, business unit strategies and consultations with others to ensure adequate understanding of risk procedures

-Makes pricing decisions based on risk exposures, risk quality, loss potential and coverage provided

-Makes recommendations and/or decisions within established authority levels

-Prepares and participates in proposals to producers negotiating terms and conditions

-Oversees the proper issuance of policies, certificates, filings and notifications

-Identifies underwriting issues: recommends plans for problem resolution and implements where appropriate

-Communicates the declination decision quickly and professionally

-Promotes Fairmont Specialty (FS) products and services to customers

-Stays current regarding company products and services

-Refers opportunities to partners in other lines of business

-Participates in presentations to producers demonstrating how FS products and services can meet their business needs

-Participate in monitoring and analyzing performance of assigned agents

-Demonstrates commitment to business unit strategies that support corporate objectives

-Recognizes critical issues and identifies problem areas the team needs to address

-Develops, applies, and improves technical expertise necessary to properly identify risk hazards/exposures, controls, and potential loss causes

-Keeps team members, partners in other lines of business, employees in other departments and the manager informed of issues and activities that may impact FS’s business. Refers matters beyond limits of authority and expertise to manager for direction

Requirements:

-At least five years of experience in underwriting casualty accounts, multi-line underwriting skills preferred

-Education equivalent to graduation from college with a degree in business (Insurance or Risk Management concentration preferred), or the equivalent in related work experience

-Must demonstrate a basic knowledge of insurance and business principles including financial, legal and marketing principles as they apply to insurance.

-Thorough knowledge of property, automobile, general liability, and umbrella coverage and pricing

-CPCU or ARM designation or other insurance related courses a plus

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