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Casualty Underwriter

W. R. Berkley

W. R. Berkley

Marketing & Communications
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2023

Casualty Underwriter

Location Name VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 200
Date Posted
2 weeks ago(5/23/2024 3:50 PM)
Verus Specialty Insurance
Primary Location
US-VA-Glen Allen
AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive

Company Details

Verus Specialty Insurance is an Excess and Surplus Lines provider writing business countrywide, a member of W.R. Berkley Corporate (NYSE: WRB), one of the largest property casualty insurance holding companies in the United States. The resources and strength of a Fortune 500 company back us and we operate with the flexibility and closeness of a small underwriting company. As such, Verus Specialty Insurance operates through a group of wholesale producers nationwide.

Our leadership encourages a culture that empowers employees to question the status quo and seek innovative ways to continue to exceed the expectations of our customers. We believe our strength comes from building an exceptional team that embraces collaboration, growth and ownership. If you share our vision and want to work for an organization that values your contributions, we want to hear from you!

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.



Under broad supervision, responsible for underwriting risks in a book of business. Works within limited authority on assignments utilizing underwriting policies and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations.

  • Skill and knowledge of broker/agency management and relationship building.
  • Expected to maintain and develop broker relationships.
  • Track record of uncovering, researching and putting together new product line opportunities by applying appropriate underwriting strategies and standards to qualify risk acceptability.
  • Ability to work effectively and within an assigned level of underwriting authority.
  • Experience planning, orchestrating, and leading highly effective broker meetings.
  • Negotiates standard coverage issues, closes sale, and gauges customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to meet or exceed designated LOB production metrics.
  • Strong technical knowledge regarding underwriting, coverage and pricing within a particular product line.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong productive relationships with individual brokers.
  • Provide timely, courteous and efficient service to all internal and external clients.
  • Ability to identify and call appropriate attention to broker performance issues.
  • Understanding of pricing and risk selection criteria.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • College degree or equivalent work experience with demonstrated involvement in insurance industry education. CPCU designation a plus.
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience.
  • Working knowledge of and contacts within the wholesale agency distribution system strongly preferred.
  • Computer literate including use of Word, Excel and various project management tools.
  • Resourceful, analytical, with the ability to execute tasks through to resolution.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills with a positive attitude.
  • Detail-oriented with initiative and ability to work in fast-paced team environment.
  • A focus on delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • High sense of urgency and need to identify and resolve issues.
  • Ability to travel, as needed.

Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role


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