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Underwriting Assistant - Workers Compensation

Paragon Insurance Holdings

Paragon Insurance Holdings

Avon, CT, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Why Paragon? In 2014, Paragon was incepted in a Starbucks coffee shop with a simple strategy — build the MGA that we would want to work for. Years later, Paragon is one of the fastest growing MGAs in the country. Our secret? A dedication to diversity and agility. We realized from the start that a commitment to thinking, acting, and rewarding “different” would resonate within the industry. It is hard to argue with results, and the results are clear. Our diverse team of talent is reshaping an industry that has weathered “boring” and is long overdue on “different.” Whether it comes by offering better pay, benefits or growth opportunities, we will continue to aggressively invest in talent to drive our business forward. Change is here, come be a part of it with us.

The Underwriting Assistant will work a hybrid schedule from our Avon, CT or Las Vegas, NV, or Remotely.


  • Responsible for supporting underwriting through a variety of functions that include new business and renewal policy set up, account coordination, report ordering, data collection and information follow-up.
  • Reviews information in insurance applications to help make initial determination on risk acceptability
  • Review rating for accuracy from rating vendor for assigned Underwriter(s).
  • Inputs account information into MGA management system.
  • Proficient in rating and policy issuance based on binding conditions.
  • Promptly handles various requests from Agents and/or Underwriters through phone and written correspondence.
  • Works directly with agents to resolve problems and issues.
  • Manages account documentation (i.e., proposals, internal risk evaluation documents, etc.).
  • Responsible for handling high volumes of transactions.
  • Provide back-up for others in the department.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Works on special projects as needed or assigned by UA Team Lead and/or Manager


  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and other database software.
  • Working knowledge of insurance coverages, procedures, and rating.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Preferred: Familiar with NCCI and Workers Compensation independent rating bureau websites and rate, rule, and form manuals.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years in the property casualty insurance industry.
  • Policy Service background with emphasis in Workers Compensation.
  • Experience with: Agency Management Systems, various Policy rating and issuance systems; (IMS, Insurity, Policy Decisions a plus).
  • Working knowledge of WC Rules/Forms, Proof of Coverage and WCPols reporting, ODEN and other various 3rd party Underwriting rating and risk assessment apps/tools.

Ready to have your voice heard, your talents properly utilized and to become a valued part of a rapidly growing organization? You’re in the right place.

Paragon is a dynamic, bold, and tenacious company. Join us as we continue to chart new paths, open doors and grow together.

Paragon is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or familial status, disability status, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to fostering a work community where every colleague feels welcomed, valued, respected and heard, as we believe that that creating an environment where every employee feels included and empowered, helps us to deliver the best outcome to our clients.