Underwriter

Location
Sunrise, Florida
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Jun 29, 2018
Closes
Aug 28, 2018
Ref
18-0073#GIJ--TeamFocus.1
Category
Underwriting
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Supervisor or Manager, Program Management

Based in Sunrise Florida, with a secondary location in Sarasota Florida, Team Focus Insurance Group (Team Focus) serves the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry, most prominently through subsidiaries which include MacNeill Group (MGA, wholesale broker, and company/program management), Focus Technologies (core administration software solutions and BPO services) and Capacity Insurance Company (risk).
Team Focus is a privately held company, with over 400 valuable team members. We are ensuring your success by putting almost 70 years of insurance experience to work every day. Our unique, value-oriented approach to business is just one way Team Focus demonstrates true dedication to growth through the collaborative success of customers, partners and team members. We are seeking a professional to join a team where collaboration is rewarded and where the success of the organization is shared with our team.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Underwriter reviews new and renewal policies and endorsements to determine insurability following client and company guidelines. Addresses underwriting concerns, obtains all required documentation and takes underwriting action on non-compliant submissions within company guidelines by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides service to internal and external customers via written and verbal communication on policy coverage risk and/or structure approvals or denials that meet client and company standards.
Reviews applications for insurance coverage, reports from loss control consultants, and other information to determine if application is acceptable for the available client program(s).
Evaluates and determines policy cancellation or reinstatement, modification of coverage form or limit within client and company guidelines.
Evaluates the experience of a risk against the class of business under review.
Evaluates the loss potential due to catastrophe, severity, and/or frequency.
Reviews Wind Mitigation re-inspections according to procedures.
Processes transactions and adjust records as necessary and within company policy and procedure guidelines.
Analyzes transactions, search available records using computer, printouts and/or company files.
Reports on an any and all unusual conditions affecting client satisfaction.
Suggests workflow and process improvements to enhance efficiency.
Receives and handles calls regarding bind requests, endorsement requests, cancellations, reinstatements, inspections, missing information and quote submission for acceptability and process.
Reviews, organizes and forwards information to other areas for handling or consideration.
Communicates effectively with individuals/teams and reports any problems to supervisor.

CANDIDATE SKILLS:
(Manager Specifications)

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors degree from a four year college or university, business degree preferred; or three (3) to five (5) years of Agency or underwriting experience in Personal Lines including homeowners and other lines; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have knowledge of Florida Insurance Statutes and Florida Department of Insurance regulations and policies.
Must possess an active 2-20 or 4-40 license or ability to obtain such within time frame established by company.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, technical procedures as outlined by the client or the management team. Ability to effectively respond to questions from, customers, and the general public.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and Internet browser applications.

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