Middle Market Underwriter Trainee ~Overland Park, KS
The Hartford - Overland Park, KS

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Middle Market Underwriter Trainee- Class Training, June 17th, 2013

The Hartford is hiring for our Middle Market Underwriting Trainee program. The Commercial Underwriting trainee program is designed to prepare hires for a career in the P&C Underwriting Industry. This program is also ideal for recent college graduates. Trainees complete a formalized 16-week training program.

Responsibilities include :
•Achieving standards established for success in the program by completing daily assignments, including reading of text materials, completion of on-line courses and assignments, case study work, exams, and general activities.
•Actively participate in class by asking questions, volunteering answers, and assisting teammates as appropriate.
•Participating fully with the other trainees on any group/team activities, as assigned by the training manager.
                          •Adhering to The Hartford's employment policies and procedures, including attendance and professionalism in the workplace.

                          Beyond the training period you will:
                          •Build and leverage personal relationships with key customers that allow The Hartford to obtain new accounts as well as retain and expand sales to existing accounts. Identify customers' needs and demonstrate how The Hartford's products and services can meet those needs.
                          •Achieve the operating plan objectives via new business production through frequent interaction with assigned agents in order to significantly increase The Hartford's penetration of the agent's existing books of business.
                          •Review insurance policy submissions and determine appetite to underwrite, underwrite and price new renewal business, and present quotes to the agent.
                          •Maintain knowledge of the regional office strategic direction and plan, including goals and objectives to achieve profit and growth.
                          •Become the carrier of choice by communicating, publicizing, and providing training to agents and their staff on new products and programs.
                          •Plan and prioritize work activities to achieve desired results within necessary time frames.
                          •Effectively use on-line resources, automation tools, and computer software packages.

                          WHY JOIN THE HARTFORD? The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is a leading provider of insurance and wealth management services for millions of consumers and businesses worldwide. The Hartford is consistently recognized for its superior service and as one of the world's most ethical companies. More information on the company and its financial performance is available at http://www.thehartford.com/ .

                          With a unique focus on customers' needs, The Hartford is known as a trusted partner that enables its customers to protect what they have today, plan for what they need tomorrow and have the confidence to achieve what's ahead. The company is well positioned to move forward and have what it need to succeed: good momentum in our businesses; a strengthened capital base; an iconic brand; and a strategy to deliver shareholder value through sustainable, profitable growth.

                          The Hartford's biggest competitive advantage is our employees. We hire a broad range of talented teammates from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We look for teammates who share our core values and bring passion to their jobs. Our values are projected in the way we interact with customers and among our teams.

                          We are an innovative leader in the industry and have been recognized by:
                          · Ethisphere Institute as One of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" for four consecutive years, 2011
                          · Carbon Disclosure Project for The Hartford's approach to climate change disclosure for four consecutive years, 2011
                          · Newsweek Green Rankings - No. 12 on the list of U.S. Companies, 2011
                          · Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a Top Workplace, 2011 · Indianapolis Star as a Top Workplace, 2011 · The Hartford Courant and FOXCT as a Top Workplace, 2011 · GI Jobs as a 2011 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer
                          · Military Times Edge as a "Best for Vets" Employer, 2010
                          · Human Rights Campaign with a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index, 2010
                          WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
                          • Candidates who adapt well to a variety of training environments. Our method of Training includes an effective range of learning methods including: web-based training, distance online courses , online discussions, as well as site visits in the territory.
                          • A bachelor's or Advanced Degree in Risk Management and Insurance, Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, Economics, Marketing, or Liberal Arts with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above or an equivalent combination of education and experience is strongly preferred.
                          • Must be available to relocate.

                          Additional Education and Experience will include one of the following:
                          • An ideal position for someone who is seeking to enter the insurance industry, preferably 2 years with previous work experience in Business development or high end customer relationship or account management experience strongly preferred. Experience in financial services or insurance industry a strong plus.
                          Other requirements include:
                          • Excellent written and verbal communication with strong sales and marketing skills.
                          • Strong sales skills and business acumen.
                          • High energy self starter, good decision maker with an entrepreneurial spirit.
                          • Solid time management skills.
                          • Computer savvy- experience with MS office suite.
                          • Demonstrates leadership qualities, entrepreneurial spirit and is achievement oriented.
                          WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?
                          The Hartford's Underwriting Development Program can be the route to a life-long business career in commercial underwriting. Working within an entrepreneurial environment, our development programs will give you technical underwriting skills and knowledge to be an integral part of our world class insurance company.
                          • This position will be located in the Kansas Regional Office. (Overland Park, KS)
                          • Class Training begins June 17, 2013
                          At The Hartford, our compensation philosophy is simple: we pay competitive base salaries and reward performance. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program including Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, a 401K Plan, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan and more.

                          The Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

                          The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace.

                          Committed to Building Inclusion and Leveraging Diversity

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                          Job Function : Key Accounts UW
                          Primary Location : United States-Kansas-Overland Park

                          Schedule : Full-time
                          Job Level : Individual Contributor
                          Education Level : Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
                          Job Type : Standard
                          Shift : Day Job
                          Employee Status : Regular
                          Overtime Status : Non-exempt
                          Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time
                          Job Posting : Apr 9, 2013, 1:30:21 PM
                          Remote Worker Option : No

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