Commercial Underwriter / Broker
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Graham Roger Insurance seeks an Underwriter/Broker for its team in our Overland Park, KS offices. Reviews insurance applications to evaluate, classify, and rate individuals and groups for insurance and accepts or rejects applications by performing the following duties.
This is a hybrid remote position.
WHO YOU ARE:
You believe in working as a team and thrive in fun, collaborative environments. You have a client-focused attitude and value the importance of relationships, professionalism and trust. You set goals high and aim higher. You have solid communication skills. You are detail oriented and organized. You enjoy learning new skills, systems, processes, and procedures. You are a great listener and are not afraid to ask questions. You believe that learning is vital to success.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Examines such documents as application forms, inspection reports, insurance maps, and medical reports to determine degree of risk from such factors as applicant financial standing, age, occupation, accident experience, and value and condition of property,
Reviews company records to determine amount of insurance in force on single risk or group of closely related risks, and evaluates possibility of losses due to catastrophe or excessive insurance,
Underwrite or broker risks, ensuring that all required information is obtained, proper applications are completed, quotes and binders are confirmed in writing, policies are issued promptly and accurately, state filings (where applicable) are made, and taxes paid in accordance with appropriate state laws. Secure payments on risks bound or written.
Review, analyze and underwrite risks submitted by Producers, rate submissions for premium and terms, analyze exposures for quotes for new and renewal business, issue written indications, quotes and binders; use inspection companies to obtain further information, quote rates, or explain company underwriting policies.
Markets and meets with retail agency customers to develop business and cultivate relationships in an effort to grow a book of business.
Understand and extend Company facilities, utilizing binding authorities or brokering risks when required to successfully negotiate a placement; be responsible for your underwriting results,
See that coding on specific required forms are completed and utilized.
Service and perpetuate existing business, produce new business, and have a keen awareness of priorities,
Instruct and train processors and assistants, review indications, quotes, binders, submissions and policies for completeness and accuracy.
Provide guidance and training to the processors and assistants, to enable them to reduce the underwriter's clerical workload, and to develop basic underwriting and brokering skills and techniques.
Foster and improve relationships with other departments, producers, companies and competitors.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university is desired or five years insurance experience, two years of which is as an underwriting assistant.
P&C State licensed.
Proficient with MS Office Suite and paperless environment
Exceptional telephone demeanor.
Experience with excess and surplus lines underwriting agency or company.
This position requires routine or periodic travel which may require the teammate to drive their own vehicle or a rental vehicle. Acceptable results of a Motor Vehicle Record report at the time of hire and periodically thereafter, and maintenance of minimum acceptable insurance coverages are a requirement of this position.
CIC or CPCU candidate, thorough familiarity with applicable ISO manuals, forms, rating plans, policy forms i.e. coverages, exclusions, conditions and terms.
What We Offer:
Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
Competitive pay based on experience.
Paid time off
Full benefits package: health, dental, vision, 401(k) etc.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Who We Are:
Graham-Rogers, a division of Hull & Company, LLC., formed in 1967, is a managing general agent/wholesaler, located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Our primary areas of operation are Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee.
All Graham-Rogers business is written by insurance companies rated “A” or better by A.M. Best.
Graham-Rogers has departments specializing in Transportation, Commercial Excess and Surplus Lines, E&S Personal Lines, Standard Lines Services Commercial and Standard Lines Services Personal Lines. We also have our own in-house premium finance program.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our team and seek diversity in our applicants.