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The Senior Underwriter's primary responsibility is to underwrite individual risks through a demonstration of the following skills and abilities:

* Fundamentals of coverage, terms and conditions. Ability to offer coverage, terms and conditions which generate a profit for the Company while meeting the needs of the customer.
* Risk Assessment. Ability to identify risk exposures, special or common hazards, and appropriate controls. Ability to select risk based on exposure and risk analysis. Ability to analyze claims and quantify losses.
* Financial proficiency. Understanding of financial statements and ratios used in risk analysis. Understanding of insurance financial fundamentals; impact of underwriting decisions on company assets. Ability to understand credit risk.
* Actuarial fundamentals. Ability to understand loss trends, loss triangles, and ratemaking. Ability to quantify risk based on experience history and forecasting methods.
* Marketing and communications. Ability to sell and negotiate to achieve bottom line profitability for the Company. Ability to make presentations and communicate articulately. Ability to base communications on strategic thinking. Ability to manage producer strategy.
* Systems and programs. Ability to use systems and software programs needed to conduct daily business.


Duties may include but are not limited to:

* Solicits new and renewal submissions from brokers
* Determines terms and conditions and complex rating plans
* Binds coverage
* Documents the underwriting files
* Handles more complex files and portfolios within underwriting authority
* Guides and mentors junior staff.


* 5-7 years underwriting experience
* Experience with multiple lines of insurance
* Bachelor's degree


* Knowledge of insurance industry
* Knowledge of underwriting concepts, practices, and procedures
* Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
* Internet usage
* Oral and written communication skills
* Negotiation skills
* Marketing skills
* Basic leadership skills.

Associated topics: underwriter

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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