Underwriting Associate, Environmental

The Navigators Group, Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

Position Summary / Primary Duty:

Navigators Environmental is seeking a technical professional with environmental consulting experience to join our team as an Underwriting Associate. As an Underwriting Associate, this teammate provides supportive technical and administrative assistance to the production team, including supportive technical data review and analysis, renewal underwriting, workflow support and process management aimed at delivering a superior experience for our customers. This position will partner with production underwriting in all areas in support of the quoting, binding, and policy issuance process. In addition to the stated duties, this individual is also afforded the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to succeed as a production underwriter for potential career advancement. Other duties as described.

Functional Responsibility:

  • Responsibility for a book of renewal accounts under underwriting authority delegated by the applicable business division, under the direct supervision of assigned underwriting staff.

  • Triage accounts, incorporating broker/treaty restrictions/risk characteristics to queue up the best opportunities and supplement the Underwriters activity to improve hit ratio and focus on best chances for success.

  • Create, modify, update, and process new and existing policies, contractual documents and worksheets to reflect accurate exposures, amount of coverage, or type of insurance or other material information.

  • Meet with Underwriting on a regular basis to review expiring accounts and send out targeted renewal submission requests. Solicitations will include specific information and may also include conditional renewal notice.

  • Perform a renewal comparison of accounts and provide Underwriters with information relative to changes.

  • Examine correspondence from assureds and/or brokers, such as original insurance applications, and other company documents to determine if changes are needed and make the necessary changes for Underwriting review.

  • Interact with brokers in a professional and courteous manner with a goal of providing superior customer service.

  • Review underlying policies and provide Underwriters with pertinent information needed for quoting.

  • Handle pre-renewal activities including file review and comparison, documentation of loss development from prior years, and correspondence as needed.

  • Calculate premiums, refunds, commissions, adjustments in support of the endorsement process

  • Maintain appropriate accuracy standards per agreed upon service levels.

  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to function in the role of a subject matter expert on systems, processes and procedures to peers, underwriters and ancillary supporting departments.

  • Travel as approved.

  • Work with Premium Services to resolve receivable discrepancies.

  • Document and maintain standardized departmental procedures.

Requirements:

  • College Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or other science field of study;

  • At least three (3) years of environmental consulting or environmental engineering industry experience.

  • No insurance industry experience necessary.

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office software products.

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