Underwriter I - US Risk Management

XL Group New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

As an Underwriter I, you will be responsible for delivering a profitable 'Underwriting' service to your clients. Your key tasks include: underwriting business within the agreed business plan and individual authority; supporting the business planning and forecasting process; monitoring financial exposure within outlined limits; monitoring premium income to ensure it remains within set limits; maintaining awareness of all claims advised while supporting and providing input on settlement of claims; ensuring adequate reinsurance acquired to cover specific risks; building and maintaining relationships with brokers and clients; supporting the design and structure of risks.

What will your essential responsibilities include?

  • Reviewing submissions including applications, policy wording, inspection reports, loss runs, and financial reports while conducting appropriate research to determine degree of risk for each account

  • Calculating appropriate risk premium by considering the risk costs inherent to the sector, reinsurance cessions as well as the Underwriting and general administration costs while ensuring profitability.

  • Proactively advising, assisting, servicing and following up with clients on insurance and risk management matters to ensure satisfaction and fulfillment of their insurance requirements.

  • Effective relationship management to initiate opportunities for cross-selling offered products and ensuring account retention.

  • Controlling timely implementation of new and renewed accounts according to quality standards.

In coordination with other internal teams, determining appropriate reinsurance for risk placements both on excess of loss and quota share basis.

  • Reviewing loss control reports and managing policy endorsement requests to process any necessary changes to the policy.

  • Supporting the business planning and forecasting process; monitoring financial exposure within outlined limits; monitoring premium income to ensure it remains within set limits.

  • Maintaining awareness of all claims advised while supporting and providing input on settlement of claims.

You will report to the Underwriting Manager.

We're looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent).

  • 2-5 years' experience in the relevant class of business, possessing functional knowledge and skills reflective of a fully competent practitioner.

  • Strong Industry Knowledge and Commercial/Business Acumen.

Analytical, negotiation and sales/marketing skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent customer service focus is a must.

  • Interpersonal Savvy - Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong insured and broker contacts.

  • Ability to develop and understand business processes, strategy and planning

  • Collaborative team player who provides creative solutions and ideas for resolution.

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