Underwriting Assistant - Specialty Insurance
HCC Specialty - Wakefield, MA

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HCC Specialty (HCCS) ( www.hccspecialty.com ) has an immediate opening for an Underwriting Assistant to join one of our niche products programs. This position will be based out of the Wakefield, MA office of HCC Specialty. HCCS is a division of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. ("HCC Insurance"), comprised of HCC Specialty Underwriters, Inc. (HCCSU), Professional Indemnity Agency, Inc. (PIA) and HCC Public Risk.

HCCS underwrites a unique portfolio of specialty and niche products. These include: disability insurance for professional athletes and entertainers, kidnap & ransom, event cancellation for major sporting and entertainment events, earthquake insurance, special event liability, weather insurance, prize indemnity insurance, product recall insurance, various professional liability classes (including but not limited to employment practice liability and architects & engineers), various niche programs including public risk and lumber and wood products.

Eligible candidates for this position should have a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in an office environment as well as strong MS Office skills. This is a fast-paced, high transaction volume position with tight deadlines. This position will report to the Underwriting Supervisor.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Administer the day-to-day activities of various insurance programs, which include:
  • Creating of new business and renewal quotes in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Maintaining a variety of tracking systems, data entry into the tracking and Coverall system and database management;
  • Complying with Oden rules and regulations and issuing State Mandated notices when required;
  • Setting up files for new policies and maintaining existing files;
  • Backup phone coverage; and
  • Completing special projects as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field is preferred, or the equivalent experience. 1-2 years of property and/or casualty insurance experience in a fast-paced business environment is highly desirable.

Must possess strong PC skills including MS Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel) and Internet applications. Excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills. Basic math skills. Must be detail and results oriented with a high degree of accuracy. Strong organizational and time management skills required. Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and thoroughly complete assigned tasks within tight deadlines. Knowledge of Commercial Insurance Rating or Oden Software a plus . Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times. Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as needed. Ability to work in a team environment. Maintenance of good attendance is a condition of employment and an essential function of the job.
If your experience matches these requirements, please send your resume WITH A COVER LETTER INCLUDING SALARY REQUIREMENTS to resumes@hccsu.com. Please put in the subject line “ Underwriting Assistant – Specialty Insurance” .

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon positive criminal background and credit checks.

HCC Specialty is a division of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., with its common stock trading on the NYSE (symbol: HCC) and is a leading international specialty insurance group with offices across the United States and in the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. As of September 30, 2012, HCC had assets of $10.1 billion and shareholders' equity of $3.5 billion. HCC's major domestic and international insurance companies have financial strength ratings of "AA (Very Strong)" from Standard & Poor's Corporation, "A+ (Superior)" from A.M. Best Company, "AA (Very Strong)" from Fitch Ratings, and "A1 (Good Security)" from Moody's Investors Service, Inc.

HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. offers a competitive salary and employee benefit package. We are a successful, dynamic organization experiencing rapid growth and are seeking an energetic and confident individual to join our team of professionals. HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal-opportunity employers. Please visit www.hcc.com for more information about our companies.