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Underwriter - Small Business Main Street

W. R. Berkley

W. R. Berkley

Marketing & Communications
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Underwriter - Small Business Main Street

Location Name CT, West Hartford - 433 S Main Street Suite 200
Date Posted
2 days ago(7/1/2024 9:03 AM)
Berkley Small Business Solutions
Primary Location
US-CT-West Hartford

Company Details

Berkley Small Business Solutions (BSB) offers commercial insurance products for standard and preferred non-fleet transportation and small businesses. It utilizes a modern technology platform that leverages data and analytics to deliver a superior customer experience.

W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.


This position will be responsible for helping start up an organization poised to achieve and exceed profitability goals through proper risk selection and account management by utilizing data and analytics.

  • Review new and renewal commercial insurance risks in the Small Business Program, which includes Businessowners, Micro-Businessowners, Workers' Compensation, Excess Casualty, coverages, forms, underwriting, risk assessment, pricing, and service for these products.
  • Determine the accurate classification of business, policy contract forms, and risk pricing; review and act upon pertinent risk information.
  • Execute risk assessment and pricing with appropriate authority and review, advise, and approve other’s referrals.
  • Responsible for book management of an assigned agency territory, including achieving predetermined premium goals and profitability objectives, conducting audits on agency business, effectively communicating the company underwriting philosophy, and assuring compliance with underwriting best practices.
  • Cultivate effective agency relationships in collaboration with the Distribution team; conduct agency visits, communicate expectations, and make recommendations for agency action(s) when appropriate.
  • Assist in developing new products, coverage enhancements, and procedures that drive production and processing efficiency.
  • Learn and execute on near future Workers Compensation, Commercial Auto and Excess Casualty for future development.


  • 3+ years of related commercial auto (trucking preferred) underwriting experience
  • Must have experience writing motor carrier insurance auto in multiple states
  • GL, Workers Compensation, BOP or CPP experience desired
  • Familiarity with FMCSA and Federal DOT financial responsibility requirements including processing.
  • Excellent communication skills to work with internal and external stakeholders and customers.
  • A self-starter who can manage time effectively and work within a demanding, challenging, and ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to work independently but collaboratively.
  • Regularly and consistently demonstrates a commitment to company values and guiding principles.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • CPCU designation preferred

Additional Company Details


The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies or 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.

Additional Requirements

Travel: Occasional

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role


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