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Production Underwriter

Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group's member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty and property and casualty operations, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.

At Great American, we value diversity and recognize the benefits gained when people from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences work collaboratively to achieve business results. We are intentionally focused on fostering an inclusive culture and know valuing diversity is an essential leadership quality. Our goal is to create a workplace where all employees feel included, empowered and enabled to perform at their best.

Our people make all the difference in our success. We are currently looking for a Production Underwriter to work on General Liability accounts for our Great American Risk Solutions Division. Responsibilities for this position include risk selection / rejection, pricing, retention, growth, and profitability per divisional goals. This position will be based in our Cincinnati, OH headquarters on a hybrid work schedule.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Has responsibility for risk selection/rejection, pricing, retention, growth, and profitability per divisional objectives.

    • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.

    • Maintains a high level of customer service.

    • Analyzes coverage and limit requests and decides what terms to offer.

    • Prices business in accordance with company guidelines.

    • Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines and initiates appropriate loss prevention actions.

    • Orders and screens miscellaneous reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, such as Motor Vehicle reports, loss history reports, credit checks, outside inspections, loss control, etc.

  • Develops and maintains effective business relationships with internal and external customers/coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business.

  • Visits our wholesale broker partners in order to retain existing accounts, build and maintain business relationships, and develop new opportunities in support of divisional objectives.

    • Interprets, explains, and markets products and services.

  • Applies underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Liberal Arts, Business or a related discipline.

  • Generally, 6 months to 3 years of related experience.

  • Beginning coursework toward certification in area of expertise preferred; appropriate certifications could include Associate in Underwriting (AU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Program in General Insurance (INS) or Associate of Risk Management (ARM).

Business Unit:

Great American Risk Solutions


We offer competitive healthcare, retirement, and paid time off benefits for full-time and part-time benefit eligible employees.