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 email: email@example.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).