Insurance Underwriter (Auto)

  • Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company
  • 10 Creek Road, Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada
  • Jan 03, 2020
Any Insurance

Job Description

Underwriter – Auto Insurance

Start the New Year by Joining Our Team Today!


KENT & ESSEX MUTUAL INSURANCE is a well-established property and casualty, mutual insurance company proudly located in Chatham-Kent.  We are a progressive, stable company with over 130 years of experience building relationships with our policyholders and broker partners. 

As an Underwriter, you will be accountable for high quality underwriting of personal automobile insurance policies (new business, renewals and/or endorsements) in accordance with Company underwriting guidelines and your level of underwriting authority as assigned.

The position responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assessing, accepting, and declining new business submissions, within assigned underwriting authority
  • Negotiating mutually acceptable terms and conditions of risk acceptance with brokers while developing and maintaining positive broker relations
  • Review underwriting requests, providing support to brokers confirming the correct rate and clarifying or explaining underwriting rules to ensure they are applied accurately
  • Understanding of and ability to read/interpret auto policy wordings
  • Providing technical support to brokers
  • Participate in insurance industry functions and events in support of building broker relations and continually developing your skills
What You Bring to This Role
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of direct Personal Lines Automobile Underwriting experience or direct insurance experience
  • Commercial Auto Insurance / Fleet / or Garage experience would be considered an asset 
  • Strong knowledge of private passenger classes and all miscellaneous vehicle types - preferred
  • Proven decision-making and analytical skills
  • CIP Designation - completed or willing to obtain
  • Exceptional customer service and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
  • You are professional and courteous in all interactions, whether with policyholders, brokers or co-workers
  • You perform well in a busy operation, remain calm under pressure and are able to prioritize appropriately
  • You are a team player who makes work fun for those working around you
  • Strong knowledge of computers, MS Office programs and the ability to learn new software with ease

What Do We Offer?
  • An incredible team of smart, diverse and supportive people
  • Comprehensive benefits, ongoing education and competitive compensation
  • A culture of spirit, fun and enthusiasm
  • A company that values our business partners, our community and the health and well-being of our team
If you would like the opportunity to join our team and possess the qualifications listed above, please apply in confidence to Human Resources by emailhr@kemutual.com on or before 4:00 pm on January 23, 2020.  We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).