Underwriter - Commercial Lines

Columbia, Missouri (US)
Base Salary, Bonus Potential, Additional Benefits
Apr 30, 2018
Jun 29, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Columbia Insurance Group seeks a Commercial Lines Underwriter who will  determine acceptability of new applications, renewals and endorsements based upon risk characteristics, profit potential and company underwriting standards. This position will work at our Columbia, MO office.


Review new applications, renewals and requests for changes to determine acceptability of all commercial lines of insurance written by the company on either a mono-line or package policy basis (i.e. commercial fire, commercial general liability, workers’ compensation, commercial and fleet auto, business owners’, etc.).

Evaluate risks and make decisions regarding insurability in light of nature and location of property and/or operations, including physical and moral hazards involved utilizing information secured from producers, engineering reports and financial statements within described limits of authority, specific filings, statutes and laws. Recommend risk improvements if warranted.

Select proper policy or policies to be utilized and determine appropriate pricing using individual risk and experience premium modification factors; evaluate and monitor premium basis for auditable policies on both a new and renewal basis and provide assistance to the audit collection processor.

Secure facultative reinsurance on risks where appropriate based on nature and type of risk and insured amounts consistent with company guidelines.

Maintain current knowledge of technical aspects of commercial insurance underwriting and applicable state and local statutes and laws.

Participate in education and training of agents by presenting technical and corporate information regarding commercial insurance issues.

Review assigned agencies’ experience on periodic basis with marketing and claim personnel; make periodic visits to agents to improve quality of submissions, stimulate growth and achieve improved agency/company relationships and more profitable results.

Communicate with internal and external parties including state regulators, other insurance companies, reinsurers, co-workers and agents.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 5 years’ of work comp underwriting experience.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 3 years’ commercial lines property and casualty underwriting experience.
  • A thorough knowledge of commercial lines products and coverages.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including an outstanding 401(k) program. We also offer the opportunity to join a dynamic organization with a 140-year history of providing exceptional customer service to our policyholders, agents and fellow employees.