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Associate Underwriter in Plano at QBE

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Plano
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    6/5/2018

Job Description

Assist Accident & Health (A&H) underwriters by preparing and releasing quotes, follow-up with produces, plan changes, and review of amendments and plan exceptions. Works under close supervision and guidance, developing functional insurance knowledge and skills related to A H underwriting principles, operations and concepts

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the execution of timely and efficient A&H underwriting activities by following established guidelines and rules within assigned level of authority
  • Assist team with streamlined underwriting processes by preparing and inputting quotes, entering census information, documenting and organizing assigned quotes, follow-up with producers, plan changes, and review of amendments and plan exceptions
  • Review, classify, evaluate, and price standard lines insurance within an established level of authority as a means to achieve department results
  • Establish and maintain relationships with an assigned group of agents and customers in order to understand their needs and provide products that respond to those needs
  • Build relationships with internal and external customers by gathering inquiries, researching issues, escalating problems as required to ensure understanding of A&H processes and procedures
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders by sharing information, recommending solutions to basic underwriting issues to transfer knowledge and support the achievement of business objectives
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value “can do” people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Support QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives



Required Qualifications

Education

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience


Preferred Qualifications




Knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of insurance industry and underwriting processes
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Terminology, function and fundamental capabilities of common computer, software, information and communication technology devices, components and concepts

Skills

  • Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner
  • Follow established guidelines to focus on details and complete tasks attentively and thoroughly
  • Use multiple resources to gather and analyze information and use logic to underwrite basic risk exposures within authority
  • Understand the needs and goals of a customer and actively look for ways to meet them
  • Build and maintain professional networks
  • Clearly and confidently convey information to a wide audience
  • Prioritize interests of the company and community during decision-making
  • Complete tasks by taking decisive or quick action
  • Utilize established procedures to guide decision-making

Abilities

  • Demonstrated interest in enhancing knowledge; seeks opportunities to learn and grow
  • Work with technology commonly used in the workplace
  • Make decisions and act in uncertain and ambiguous situations
  • Quickly learn, understand and take action
  • Multi-task and handle competing priorities
  • High attention to detail
  • Adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment
  • Motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to team involvement and engagement
  • Escalate issues when necessary



Work environment

Travel frequency

Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)



Physical demands

General office jobs

Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 pounds.



Number of Openings:

1

How to Apply:

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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