Insurance Underwriter (Auto)

  • Kent & Essex Mutual Insurance Company
  • 10 Creek Road, Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada
  • Oct 31, 2020
Any Insurance

Job Description

Underwriter – Auto Insurance

Kickstart your Career, 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 focusing on renewals and/or endorsements in accordance with Company underwriting guidelines and within your assigned level of underwriting authority.



  • Assessing, accepting, and declining 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 2-3 years of direct personal lines automobile underwriting experience or direct insurance experience
  • Strong knowledge of private passenger classes and all miscellaneous vehicle types - preferred
  • CIP Designation - completed or willing to obtain
  • Proven decision-making and analytical skills
  • Exceptional customer service and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong knowledge of computers, MS Office programs and the ability to learn new software with ease
  • 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

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 on or before 4:00 pm on November 12, 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.