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Provides staff level administration in assigned regions or zones of Personal Lines Underwriting policies, procedures, practices, rules and other criteria to accomplish Underwriting objectives; develops and carries out programs designed to provide continuous analysis of Personal Lines Underwriting problem areas; evaluates performance of Regional Underwriting operations (includes Auto, Personal Fire and Homeowners Package, Personal Inland Marine and Boats and Mobile Home Policies).
Essential Job Functions
Reviews statistics, reports and surveys to verify whether current Personal Lines Underwriting operations are consistent with established objectives and policies. Evaluates regional control reports and other data; advises Regional and Home Office Management of unfavorable trends. Directs and/or carries out a comprehensive evaluation of Underwriting performance in Regional Offices. Determines and investigates Underwriting problem areas; recommends solutions and coordinates the solution with the Regional Office involved. Recommends areas for intermediate and long-range research and operational study by the Administration Section of the Home Office Underwriting Staff. Coordinates educational and procedural planning with the respective Home Office Underwriting Education Specialist and/or Underwriting Procedures Specialist and recommends new or revised programs. Assists the Administratio n Section with the development of Underwriting standards of performance for Regional Offices. Advises Regional Management on the proper interpretation of Underwriting guidelines, classifications and procedures. Coordinates with Regional Management to develop or revise Underwriting guidelines. Analyzes new legislation and recommends necessary actions for compliance. Provides technical advice and assistance to Product Development and makes recommendations concerning development of new contracts and coverages, or revision of existing contracts and endorsements; evaluates the impact of such developments or revisions on the Underwriting function. Reviews quarterly Underwriting operations reports prepared by Regional Underwriting Managers and other reports of operations to identify problem areas. Advises the Director on the need for such provisions in insurance rating plans and price structures as are revealed by Underwriting experience. Projects the impact of all Underwriting activities under Personal Lines control on operations of other functional areas and departments. Evaluates regional inquiries using Home Office resources and coordinates with other Home Office departments when necessary for resolution. Performs other functions as assigned.
Besides some sedentary work, job duties require some or all of the following physical activities: Carrying up to 20 pounds Seeing Driving Speaking Hearing Standing Lifting up to 20 pounds Traveling Reaching Walking
Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment, with occasional exposure to uncontrolled outside environmental conditions.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred. IIA Certificate in General Insurance and actively pursuing CPCU or other FIG approved educational programs.
Advanced ability to conduct detailed analysis of data
Advanced ability to develop executive facing reports
Ability to self-manage, upward manage, and lead with influence
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to read a room and communicate with the audience
Strong attention to details
Quick to adapt to change
Advanced with Excel and PPT
Five years in Underwriting including two years in a supervisory position or one year as a Staff Underwriting Specialist
Special Skill Requirement
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Job Posting: 08/15/2019