Commercial Lines Underwriter Assistant

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Competitive pay scale and outstanding company bonus
May 12, 2022
Jul 11, 2022
Job Type
Full Time

Underwriting Assistant

Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 

Merchants Insurance Group is a leading Property and Casualty Insurer in the Northeast, and is looking for a Commercial Lines Underwriting Assistant for our Regional team located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. Merchants Insurance Group is proud to be rated A- (Excellent) with a Stable Outlook by A.M. Best & Co. We’re also a member of the Wards “Top 50” Companies in the U.S. for 2021.  Ward's is a provider of benchmarking and best practices for the insurance industry.  They analyze profitability, compensation, business practices, expenses etc. for all areas of company operations. We’re also honored to be identified as a “Fast Track” company and Top Private Company for the 3rd year in a row by Buffalo’s Business First, as well as a Super Regional Property/Casualty Insurer by the Insurance Journal.

The safety of our colleagues, both current and future, is Merchants Insurance Group’s highest priority. At this time, our colleagues are working a Hybrid work schedule. The Hybrid work schedule requires 8 full days per month in the office, with the option to work the remaining days per month at home or in the office. This exciting new Hybrid Work benefit will offer colleagues a flexible work schedule with the ability to remain connected with your Merchants teams and colleagues.

The Commercial Lines Underwriting Assistant will become part of a dedicated underwriting team focused on setting up new business, quotes, renewals and endorsements into our company policy writing system.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responds to inquiries from agents regarding policy ratings and billing status.
  • Updates rating information, verifies policy information, and works with the underwriting team to meet service standards and company goals.
  • Assists in the achievement of commercial lines loss ratio objectives for the assigned territory.
  • Assists in the achievement of commercial lines production goals for the assigned territory.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience.
  • 1 -3 years’ work experience in an Insurance Company or Agency.
  • Prior experience in insurance rating and knowledge of insurance terms.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Computer experience including Microsoft Word experience.
  • ImageRight knowledge is a plus.


Merchants Insurance Group Benefits:

  • Welcoming and positive work environment.
  • Flexible work arrangements, including flex scheduling and summer hours.
  • Hybrid work schedule. The Hybrid work schedule will require 8 full days per month in the office, with the option to work the remaining days per month at home or in the office.
  • Competitive pay scale.
  • Generous paid time off package.
  • Full Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401(k) employer match amount is 100% up to 6% of your annual contributions. You are immediately 100% vested in the employer match dollars.
  • Outstanding company bonus programs.
  • Tuition Reimbursement.

And many more exciting company benefits!!  EOE