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Associate Underwriter - AgriBusiness

Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Cincinnati, OH, USA · Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 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.

Running a farm or ranch has always involved a lot of risks. But these days, rapid changes in the industry are raising the stakes. Advanced technologies and new environmental concerns are pushing farming and ranching in new directions. But no matter how much things change, one thing never will: Great American's AgriBusiness® Division's commitment to keeping farmers and ranchers strong with effective insurance coverage.

The AgriBusiness D​ivision has been helping farmers and ranchers manage the uncertainties of doing business as far back as 1886. Today, the division provides coverage for full-time farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations in 44 states. The farm products can cover businesses that range from fruit and vegetable farms to livestock operations and the equine farm products cover a wide range of risks ranging from monoline property and liability, care custody or control to umbrella and auto.

We are looking for an Associate Underwriter to join our AgriBusiness D​ivision in our Cincinnati, Oh or Ocala, FL offices. .

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive pay rates

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans (must be full time)

  • Excellent 401(k) plan

  • 19 days of paid time off accrued, plus 8 paid holidays per year (must be full time)

  • Employee wellness programs and more

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Has accountability for the administration and monitoring of underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations. Reviews, documents and/or underwrites new and renewal policy transactions within written authority.
    • Proofs / audits policy information on an assigned product, territory and/or agency(ies).
    • Ensures premium and loss data are reviewed on an individual account as part of renewal underwriting, change underwriting, or mid-term underwriting.
    • Uses independent judgement and initiative to support business goals.
  • Has accountability for the review of 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.
    • Verifies coverage limits, performs necessary calculations, and completes other checks before processing policies.
    • Ensures rejection / denial of risk is communicated when deemed appropriate and not handled by automated means.
  • 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.
  • Effectively communicates with agents, brokers, and customers to obtain information needed to underwrite risks and address issues. Researches and responds to questions from agents.
  • May spend a small portion of time supporting underwriter(s).
    • Gathers information on new and renewal business and change requests to support underwriter decision making.
    • Organizes the underwriting information to speed decision making on the part of the underwriter.
    • Investigates discrepancies in the information gathered.
  • May provide information to Processing that is needed to issue policies and endorsements on a timely basis. May issue, process, or code transactions.
  • Participates in other departmental processes / projects, such as changes / enhancements to forms and screens, user acceptance testing for systems and policies, and reviewing impact to current policies / practices.
  • May lead the work of others (trains, mentors, prioritizes, delegates and reviews assignments) and provide guidance to less experienced staff and serve as a resource to other functional areas.
  • 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, 1 or more years related Property & Casualty experience.

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