Associate Underwriter – Wind

Job Category: Underwriting
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chicago
Company: Catalytic Risk Managers

Exemption Status: Exempt
Supervisor’s Title: Senior Underwriter

Underwriting Authority:
• Policy Issuance review and correspondence.
• Conduct inspection review and analysis resulting in appropriate issue identification, and process post inspection changes as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assist Underwriters as requested.
• Process submissions by providing account triage for Underwriters.
• Provide backup support for Underwriters when traveling in the market.
• Gather and compile information required to quote and/or bind an account.
• Generate, edit and send out a variety of correspondence on behalf of the Underwriters such as declination letters, quote follow ups and subjectivity reminders.
• Demonstrates basic understanding of technical underwriting principles and risk underwriting characteristics.
• Learn market dynamics, competitive landscape and product differences.
• Provide customer service and underwriting support to help achieve new and renewal premium goals.
• Expected to develop business/personal relationships with producers.
• Travel with an underwriter.
• Other related clerical and administrative duties as assigned.
• Fill in for other team members to ensure business continuity during peak periods and/or when team members are unavailable.
• This position will work from Catalytic’s Chicago office.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree or 2 to 4 years insurance experience.
• Working knowledge of insurance terminology.
• Typing proficiency (35 wpm minimum).
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite & proficiency in Agency Management System(s).
• Experience working in a “paperless” environment preferred.
• Ability to follow policies and procedures.
• Complete assigned tasks correctly, on time and able to learn quickly.
• Self-motivated and demonstrate an attention to detail.
• Be able to work independently for extended periods.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as a general understanding of business writing.
• Must be able to work well in a small office environment and show a willingness to support the team, including general clerical and administrative tasks as needed.

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