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Healthcare Professional Liability Underwriter (Hybrid, Chicago)

Markel Specialty

Markel Specialty

Marketing & Communications
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023
What part will you play? If you’re looking for a place where you can make a meaningful difference, you’ve found it. Because, at Markel, the work you do gives people the confidence to move forward and seize opportunities. Whether you’re wild about horses, bananas for boats or driven by data, you’ll find your fit amongst our global community of optimists and problem-solvers. We’re always pushing each other to go further because we believe that when we realize our potential, we can help others reach theirs.

Join us and play your part in something special!

The primary purpose of this position is to underwrite new and renewal retail business for Healthcare Risk Solutions for the West Region in a profitable manner and according to authority level and established guidelines, and drive projects having an impact on the business. Assigned larger, more important and more complex accounts. Utilize underwriting tools to determine accurate classifications, rates, and premium charges. Knowledgeable in coverage forms and policy language and appropriate utilization of forms and exclusions. Promotes the growth and development of less experienced underwriters and fosters teamwork.

  • Expert understanding and proven ability to underwrite hospital and complex allied/miscellaneous medical facility business;
  • Through grasp of policy language including primary, lead umbrella, excess follow form, and captive reinsurance
  • Ability to analyze complex loss data and work with experience rating and loss rating; familiar with actuarial concepts and ability to work collaboratively with internal actuaries.
  • Strong ability to present at underwriting meetings with senior executives from existing and prospective insureds;
  • Provide policy review and rating guidance;
  • Actively participate in Claims meetings and reviews;
  • Quote and bind new and renewal accounts according to our underwriting guidelines and strategy;
  • Actively participate in large risk strategy;
  • Maintain and adhere to all underwriting file documentation standards;
  • Cultivate and improve retail broker relationships across the west region of the US;
  • Present innovative marketing strategies with the casualty brokerage community;
  • Collaboration with Regional Leadership.


  • 3 years of underwriting experience preferred;
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility;
  • Demonstrated marketing and relationship building skills;
  • Four-year college degree and/or CPCU or similar designation preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Proven experience with Excel;
  • Must be a team player that enjoys a flexible and spontaneous business environment;
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

Who we are:

Markel Group (NYSE – MKL) a fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.

We’re all about people | We win together | We strive for better

We enjoy the everyday | We think further

What’s in it for you:

In keeping with the values of the Markel Style, we strive to support our employees in living their lives to the fullest at home and at work.

  • We offer competitive benefit programs that help meet our diverse and changing environment as well as support our employees’ needs at all stages of life.
  • All full-time employees have the option to select from multiple health, dental and vision insurance plan options and optional life, disability, and AD&D insurance.
  • We also offer a 401(k) with employer match contributions, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, PTO, corporate holidays and floating holidays, parental leave.
  • Markel offers hybrid working schedules of 3 days in the office and 2 days remote.

Are you ready to play your part?

Choose ‘Apply Now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

The base salary offered for the successful candidate will be based on compensable factors such as job-relevant education, job-relevant experience, training, licensure, demonstrated competencies, geographic location, and other factors.

Caution: Employment scams

Markel is aware of employment-related scams where scammers will impersonate recruiters by sending fake job offers to those actively seeking employment in order to steal personal information. Frequently, the scammer will reach out to individuals who have posted their resume online. These "job offers" include convincing offer letters and frequently ask for confidential personal information. Therefore, for your safety, please note that:

  • All legitimate job postings with Markel will be posted on No other URL should be trusted for job Markel Group Careers.
  • All legitimate communications with Markel recruiters will come from Markel.com email addresses.

Markel is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of any protected characteristic. This includes race; color; sex; religion; creed; national origin or place of birth; ancestry; age; disability; affectional or sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; genetic information, sickle cell trait, or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait; refusal to submit to genetic tests or make genetic test results available; medical condition; citizenship status; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, familial status, or family responsibilities; military or veteran status, including unfavorable discharge from military service; personal appearance, height, or weight; matriculation or political affiliation; expunged juvenile records; arrest and court records where prohibited by applicable law; status as a victim of domestic or sexual violence; public assistance status; order of protection status; status as a smoker or nonsmoker; membership or activity in local commissions; the use or nonuse of lawful products off employer premises during non-work hours; declining to attend meetings or participate in communications about religious or political matters; or any other classification protected by applicable law.