Underwriter - Personal Lines

Sarasota, Florida
Not Specified
Sep 13, 2016
Nov 12, 2016

Are you looking for a challenge and enjoy making decisions? Do you enjoy examining risk and exposure for personal lines insurance policies?  We are looking for the best possible Personal Lines underwriting people. We desire a self-motivated team player who works well under pressure and is able to multi-task and prioritize.  Candidates must hold a current FL Insurance license.  (20-44 or 2-20 license)

Essential Job Functions

  • Determine degree and acceptability of insurance risk for personal lines homeowners policy applications, endorsements and renewals by analyzing property characteristics, identifying hazards and reviewing inspector comments as required to ensure profitable risk selection
  • Ensure adherence to Personal Lines underwriting standards, objectives and guidelines by processing policies in a timely and efficient manner to meet department production requirements, state regulatory requirements and agent expectations
  • Build relationships with agents by explaining underwriting decisions to ensure understanding of Personal Lines goals and objectives

Basic Qualifications

  • Florida Insurance License required ( 2-20 or 20-44)
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field preferred
  • Two or more years of underwriting experience
  • Experience working with underwriting methodologies
  • Experience working with insurance practices
  • Experience working with organizational insurance procedures and policies

Other Qualifications

  • Communication skills
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Utilize established procedures to guide decision-making
  • Analytical and problem solving skills, ability to support a decision
  • Demonstrate an ability to think logically        
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to create and maintain working relationships with clients

Work Environment

  • Office Environment