Underwriter - Personal Lines

New Holland, Pennsylvania
Competitive compensation and benefits package
Jul 08, 2019
Sep 06, 2019
Job Type
Full Time


  • College education desired.
  • Minimum of four years’ experience in Property and Casualty insurance preferred.
  • Ability to understand and explain Goodville’s personal lines of coverage.
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment based on company policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of each covered state’s insurance regulations and laws.
  • Ability to organize and schedule work processing and manage priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with company computer systems and processing methods.
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel in and out of state.
  • Commitment to company values and customer service.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain consistent underwriting profits for personal lines of insurance.
  • Review assigned new policy applications, renewals and change requests to existing policies to confirm that insured risks continue to meet acceptable company standards and guidelines.
  • Review claim and underwriting files to determine adverse risks. Send warning letters or cancellation notices, or modify policy coverage as necessary.
  • Analyze experience reports, isolate areas producing underwriting losses and develop methods to improve the experience.
  • Review personal lines underwriting guidelines and make recommendations for changes as needed.
  • Work with staff responsible for product development and changes.
  • Communicate with agents, policyholders and coworkers regarding underwriting matters.
  • Assist with agency seminars, training and visits as needed.
  • Request inspection reports, MVRs, CLUE and other insurance reports.
  • Inform Underwriting Manager of agency and policyholder concerns.
  • Maintain knowledge of current industry practices and developments through continuing education.
  • Oversee personal lines underwriting processing to facilitate accurate policy transactions.
  • Train underwriting processors as needed.
  • Assist agents in understanding and using automated processing systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Underwriting Manager.

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