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Associate Underwriter I - Property & Inland Marine

Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

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.

Great American is one of the few carriers with a dedicated Property & Inland Marine Division and, in the industry segments it covers, with expertise second to none. From the underwriters to claims representatives, the focus is strictly on property and inland marine coverages. The team has an average of 19 years of industry experience, and is dedicated to writing only these coverages, which include: Commercial Property Coverage, Inland Marine Coverage, Builder's Risk, Contractor's Equipment and Motor Truck Cargo.​​

Our Property & Inland Marine team is currently in search of an Associate Underwriter to join our Cincinnati, Oh Office.

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Excellent 401(k) plan
  • 19 days of paid time off accrued, plus 8 paid holidays per year
  • Employee wellness programs and more

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Applies rules and guidelines, insurance laws, and regulations. Reviews, documents, and/or underwrites new and renewal policy transactions within written authority.
    • May enter policy information on an assigned product, territory and / or agency in accordance with template rules.
    • Proofs / audits policy information on an assigned product, territory and/or agency(ies).
    • Reviews premium and loss data on an individual account as part of renewal underwriting, change underwriting, or mid-term underwriting.
  • Reviews insurance applications and other risk documentation. Reviews underwriting requirements and refers applications, endorsement requests, or other correspondence for further underwriting analysis when outside of written authority.
    • Gathers information on new and renewal business and change requests to support underwriter decision making.
    • Investigates discrepancies in the information gathered.
  • Orders, reviews, and takes appropriate action on required reports, endorsement requests, service requests, and general correspondence.
  • Analyzes individual risk pricing for new business submissions and renewals within written authority.
  • Monitors entry / processing to ensure data integrity and to avoid potential systemic issues.
  • Communicates with agents, brokers and customers to obtain information needed to underwrite risks and address issues. Researches and responds to questions from agents.
  • May provide support to underwriter(s).
    • Organizes the underwriting information to speed decision making on the part of the underwriter.
    • May include "template" policy review and actions such as endorsement within assigned authority level.
  • Provides information to Rating and to Processing that is needed to issue policies and endorsements on a timely basis. May issue, process or code transactions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education: Associate Degree or equivalent experience.

Field of Study: Business, Liberal Arts or a related discipline.

Experience: Generally, 0 to 2 years of related experience.

    Business Unit:

    Property Inland Marine


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