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Experienced Commercial Lines Underwriters

Company: Sentry
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

At Sentry, our business is built around people. We pride ourselves on the promise to deliver efficient and effective services. We are currently seeking a result driven individual to fulfill a critical part in underwriting of policies. As one of our premier Underwriters, you will be part of a team that stimulates production through independent agencies and then reviews insurance applications and evaluates their potential risk to Sentry.What You ll DoOur Underwriters within Sentry s Regional unit work closely with independent agents to underwrite, price and program individual policies/accounts. This position can be filled at an Underwriter, U/W Senior or Specialist level depending on background and experience and will follow a hybrid schedule in the Milwaukee, WI Regional office.This is a great opportunity for an experienced commercial lines insurance underwriter to advance to the next step in their career!As an underwriter you will:

  • Work closely with sales producers to obtain information needed to properly underwrite, price, and program individual policies/accounts.
  • With manuals, established procedures, and information collected works on the more complex underwriting assignments. Refers business outside of authority limit.
  • Responsible for placement of the more complex, larger reinsurance assignments.
  • Evaluate established underwriting procedures & guidelines for effectiveness and recommends change.
  • Provide large deductible & loss sensitive program options for larger Direct Writer risks.
  • Proactively provide feedback to Sales Teams and Underwriting Management regarding trends and issues within their assigned territory, while recommending solutions.
  • Work closely with other Commercial Lines functions to ensure service and quality objectives are met including rating, general services, audit, safety services, premium accounting, and customer service.
  • Collaborate with Underwriting Management & Corporate Underwriting on the more difficult reinsurance placements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the insurance marketplace and emerging industry issues.
  • May be assigned project work requiring a high level of technical knowledge. May participate in audits or policy construction reviews. May provide desk coverage for the Underwriting Specialist.
  • Mentor other underwriters, give presentations, and conducts training on Underwriting procedures.
  • Perform other job-related duties requiring the same general knowledge, skills, and degree of responsibility commensurate with assigned level.What it Takes
    • Bachelor s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • 2-5+ years of work experience underwriting accounts in the following industries: construction, manufacturing, wholesale, retail, services
    • Previous commercial multi-line property casualty insurance underwriting experience
    • Completed insurance courses such as IIA and/or CPCU preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge of commercial multi-line product line insurance concepts and terminology
    • Excellent analytical, human relations and communication skills
    • Ability to meet limited travel requirementsWhat You'll Receive:At Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation. Below are some benefits and perks that you ll receive.
      • Sentry is happy to offer flexibility through a scheduled Hybrid work model. Monday and Friday work from home if you choose to, Tuesday through Thursday in office.
      • Generous Paid-Time Off plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
      • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
      • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
      • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
      • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
      • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).About Sentry:We take great pride in making Forbes list of America s Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we re one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We re rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await!Talent Acquisition SpecialistKasha Equal Employment OpportunitySentry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation. Associated topics: underwriter

Keywords: Sentry, Milwaukee , Experienced Commercial Lines Underwriters, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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