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VP of Underwriting - Workers Comp

Core Specialty

Core Specialty

California, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024


To serve as an Underwriting Manager utilizing skills and initiative in selecting, pricing and continually managing a book of new and renewal workers’ compensation business to produce an underwriting profit while achieving a predefined objective of premium, renewal retention and new business production goals.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Analyze, select, and price accounts, both new and renewal

  • Underwrite larger and/or unique exposure accounts within assigned territory, assigned Brokers and premium size.

  • Assume a marketing role and mentality in both building presentations for large accounts and developing personal skill sets to participate in those presentations.

  • Responsible for the management of all assigned Broker and Producer relationships. Participate in monitoring and analyzing performance of assigned agencies and initiate a course of action after analyzing facts/data on the impact to Core Specialty.

  • Perform all other Broker related marketing or production activity as requested.

  • Exercise responsibility for coaching, training, and performance management of assigned team.

  • Assume a leadership role in the underwriting department by serving as a mentor to both the underwriters and underwriting assistants and acting as a resource to others in the company for underwriting knowledge.

  • Provide leadership role with other functional areas in the account management process to ensure profitability.

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor or other management personnel in the company.

Technical Knowledge:

  • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to proactively identify underwriting, marketing, or financial challenges and analyze available information to make timely decisions in alignment with our risk appetite.

  • Working knowledge of California Workers Compensation Underwriting

  • Ability to write both Fixed Cost and Loss Sensitive Plans

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or others.


  • 8-10 years workers compensation underwriting experience. Experience in California and relationships with California producers is preferred.

  • Minimum 1-2 years of supervisory experience, experience leading others is a plus.

  • Familiarity with sales or training preferred.


At Core Specialty, you will receive a competitive salary and opportunities for professional development and advancement. We offer medical, dental, vision, and life insurances; short and long-term disability; a Company-match of 100% of a 6% contribution 401(k) plan; an Employee Assistance Plan; Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, Health Reimbursement Account, and a wellness program