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Underwriter - Crop in Council Bluffs at QBE

Date Posted: 2/26/2018

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Job Description

Contribute to the financial success of the company by underwriting crop insurance, to assure compliance with rules and regulations of the Federal Crop Insurance Program and company policies regarding crop hail and named peril policies.Primary responsibilities
• Apply underwriting judgment in order to review, evaluate and price crop insurance policies along with adhering to company policy, state and federal regulations within established authority
• Ensure complete and accurate policy processing activities by reviewing and/or data entry of applications, policy changes, actual production history (APH), acreage report (AR) written agreements, and gathering missing information, resolving inconsistencies and confirming next steps
• Print status reports and track policy cycle to completion, ensuring coverage continuation and avoiding late penalties
• Provide processing and support for claims and compliance departments and complete transactions within area of responsibility
• Review all written agreement documents before submission
• Track, monitor and route written agreements to ensure timely processing
• Correct errors and resolve issues with the FCIC Error Report
• Effectively answer requests for information regarding crop hail from key stakeholders
• Assist team members with questions and training
• 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
• Adopt 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: High School Diploma/GED

Experience: 2 years relevant experience

Licenses/Certifications: NA

Preferred Qualifications
Education: Associate’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience: Experience in an underwriting capacity; insurance industry experience; crop insurance experience

Licenses/Certifications: NA

• Working knowledge of crop insurance industry and underwriting policies, practices and processes
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Proficient with Easy Mapping, Easy Hail, On Base and workflow
• Terminology, function and fundamental capabilities of common computer, software, information and communication technology devices, components and concepts

• Quickly and accurately perform data entry
• 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
• Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner
• Follow established guidelines to focus on details and complete tasks attentively and thoroughly
• Escalate issues when necessary
• Demonstrated multitasking while maintain accuracy skill
• Maintain highest confidentiality

• 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
• Demonstrated interest in enhancing knowledge; seeks opportunities to learn and grow
• Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy
• Able to self-start and manage to an end
• Able to assist team members with learning

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.

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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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