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Associate Underwriter

Company: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for an organization who truly values and accepts differences of perspectives and understands that winning together builds a stronger organization?Are you looking for an organization that is a powerful platform driven by exceptional people, and one where you can be recognized and rewarded for individual excellence in a team framework?Are you looking for the opportunity to start building meaningful, professional relationships with people who, like you, have a high level of capabilities and strong character, who care about each other, their customers, and communities?Want to be part of the team building the finest property, casualty, and specialty lines insurance company in the world?Job Opportunity: We have an exciting, entry level opportunity to join our Los Angeles office as an Associate Underwriter (Underwriter Trainee) in our Casualty line of business. In this role, you will begin your career by underwriting risks under the guidance of experienced underwriters and you will receive real time on the job training and be immersed into the world of specialty commercial insurance. Duties & Responsibilities

  • Learn how to evaluate and underwrite risk by assisting experienced underwriters with all activities related to account development, such as assessing accounts by using data analysis, and reviewing the prospective insured's financials.
  • Under the guidance of experienced underwriters, draft account quotes and issue binders for both new and renewal business.
  • Learn how to, and assist underwriters with building files with proper documentation to ensure file integrity
  • Learn how to, and assist underwriters with the coordination of policy issuance and liaising with the Operations team
  • Learn how, and start to, build relationships with brokers by corresponding with, and following up on, outstanding account information
  • Demonstrate a desire for continuing to learn as well as pursuing insurance courses/certifications as required Education, Skills, and Experience:
  • Bachelor' degree, or equivalent experience
  • 0-2 years professional experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently when needed
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills preferably from past job or volunteer experience
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong competency with MS Office Applications; with strong Excel skills
  • All candidates must have permanent work authorization in the United States Who are we?
    A strategic and trusted insurance partner, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), provides a broad range of commercial property, casualty and specialty insurance coverages and outstanding service to customers and brokers around the world. Part of Berkshire Hathaway's insurance operations, we bring our solutions to market with our stellar brand name, top-rated balance sheet and the expertise of our global team of professionals, who exude excellent capabilities and strong character.We are a values-based organization where respect, integrity, excellence, collaboration, and passion define who we are and how we do business. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience and perspectives and strive to foster an inclusive environment that enables all our team members to bring their best selves to work. We are one team committed to building a culture where every teammate has the opportunity to contribute and be recognized. BHSI Offers:
  • A competitive package and exciting growth opportunities with a growing global organization
  • A liberating, fast-paced culture, centered on always doing the right thing for our customers, teammates, and our business.
  • A purposely non-bureaucratic organization that embraces simplicity over complexity, encourages innovation, and emphasizes individual excellence in a team framework

Keywords: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Los Angeles , Associate Underwriter, Other , Los Angeles, California

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