Compliance Paralegal

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Jun 05, 2019
Aug 04, 2019
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UFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While weve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. We've been named an Iowa Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register for four consecutive years, and included on Forbes Americas Most Trustworthy Financial Companies every year since 2014. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

Under general supervision, the compliance paralegal is responsible for providing support for a variety of law-related activities for our compliance attorney and compliance analysts.


  • Create and maintain a legal/compliance electronic library, reference manuals, and resource materials.
  • Assist in Developing PowerPoint Presentations for the Compliance Team.
  • Manage and track legal invoices, when applicable.
  • Develop spreadsheets and methods to track historic trends and metrics.
  • Perform compliance-related 50-state survey research and legal research of statutes and regulations relating to property and casualty insurance; draft memoranda associated with same, using Blue Book method of citations, when applicable.
  • Draft routine correspondence and assist in special projects, under direction of the Compliance Team and the Compliance Attorney.
  • Assist in proofreading and fact-checking matters such as external communications/correspondence and marketing materials, Department of Insurance Complaints and Responses; assist with Moratoriums.
  • Maintain Compliance documents and records in a shared drive or in ImageRight, a centralized document repository, as appropriate.
  • Develop regular communications protocol to facilitate collaboration within the Corporate Underwriting and other UFG departments and compliance counterparts.
  • Assist in updating and reviewing company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties of a legal and administrative nature, as assigned.


  • Associates/Paralegal Degree and/or certificate.
  • Insurance Industry Designation preferred, such as Associate in General Insurance (AINS), or a willingness to enroll in classes to achieve this company-sponsored designation or other insurance designation equivalent, enhancing general P&C insurance knowledge.


  • 3+ years of paralegal experience in a law firm or in-house legal or compliance department

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and PowerPoint, and possesses a willingness and ability to learn all other pertinent business-related software systems, including company-specific processing systems and applications.
  • Proficient in WestlawNext.
  • Highly motivated, efficient, organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, both collaborating as a team and working independently to accomplish tasks.
  • Proven ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Works with minimal supervision, with oversight by the Compliance Attorney and Compliance Team.
  • Proven ability to interact with associates at all levels of the organization.
  • Understanding of insurance-related regulatory compliance practices, with a preference for specific insurance-related compliance knowledge.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Nurtures commitment to common vision, shared values, and demonstrates a strong commitment to organization success.
  • Assists in efforts to improve processes and best practices.
  • Promotes free flow of information and communication in a transparent manner.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Provides outstanding, best-in-class service to all business units and corporate departments.

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