A & H Underwriter

Location: Chicago, IL

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A & H Underwriter
Chicago, IL

∙     Underwrite new and renewal accident and health business
·        Achieves profitable growth through effective use of underwriting and business skills in assigned territory
·        Work on regional renewals.  See that renewal underwriting is started at least 60/90 days prior to anniversary date and ensure management through completion.
∙     Maintain performance standards and meet satisfactory quote turnaround times
·        Selects new risks based on established company/departmental guidelines and within delegated authority
∙     Coordinate compliance issues and review of marketing materials and brochures with compliance department
∙    Provide communication and direction for all processing requirements, including policy issuance and endorsements, premium registration and collection issues.
∙    Work as a partner with Business Development team to generate new business revenues by developing prospects, visiting producers, participating in presentations
∙    Partner with Business Development Team to foster a constructive working relationship with all internal partners (regional operations, compliance, marketing, policy issuance, sales and claims) through day to day contact
∙    Collaborate with Business Development Team to prepare budgets, business plans, marketing strategies and establishing long term goals.
∙    Provide backup and rationale for items reported on the Large Case Activity Report.
∙    Manage portfolio of business to ensure monthly/quarterly/annual goals are met.  Provide weekly updates of monthly registration.
∙    Follow underwriting guidelines for pricing, risk selection and net Retention
∙    Loss frequency analysis; identify, analyze and provide plan for corrective action as necessary.
∙    Actively participate in regional operations forums including National Segment Leader and Commercial Segment Leader meetings.
∙    Assist Regional Management in the preparation of budgets, business plans, marketing strategy and establishing long term goals.

∙   College degree in business related field
∙    Three years of  Accident & Health underwriting experience with the ability to demonstrate leadership, initiative and influence management skills.
∙   Product focus includes Business Travel Accident, Out of Country Medical, Basic AD&D, Voluntary AD&D and Participant Accident.
∙   Proven ability to provide direction, technical guidance and developmental opportunities to promote team excellence and achieve business goals.
∙   Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
∙   Self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility for one’s actions and work product
∙   Proven analytical ability to evaluate and judge underwriting risks.
∙   Excellent communication, organization and negotiation skills.
∙   Ability to work within a dynamic and challenging environment – handle multiple priorities – often under tight deadlines.
∙   Ability to adapt effectively with varying market conditions, responsibilities and people in a changing environment.
∙   Travel within region and to home office as needed.  
∙   Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access).

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