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Crop Associate Underwriter (Lawrence, KS)

Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Lawrence, KS, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 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.

Great American Insurance Company has been an innovative leader in the crop insurance industry since it issued its first crop policy in 1925. Our Crop Insurance Division provides the tools you need in the form of specialized crop insurance coverages, which can insure your revenue stream even if elements outside your control go awry. That means even in the face of a worst-case scenario you will have the guaranteed income you need to keep your operation functioning properly.

Great American is currently seeking an Associate Underwriter in our Lawrence, KS office. Position level is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

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

  • 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 RMA procedure.

    • 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 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 that is needed to issue policies and endorsements on a timely basis.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • The level of this role, Associate Underwriter I – IV, will be dependent on candidate experience and qualifications. Location is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

  • Crop insurance experience is preferred, but not required.

Business Unit:

Crop

Benefits:

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