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Underwriting Assistant

Company: Crum & Forster Holdings Corp.
Location: Morristown
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Crum & Forster Company OverviewCrum & Forster (C&F), with a proud history dating to 1822, provides specialty and standard commercial lines insurance products through our admitted and surplus lines insurance companies.With more than $3.1 billion in written premium as of 2020, C&F enjoys a financial strength rating of "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best.C&F is proud of its superior customer service platform and its claims and risk engineering services are recognized as among the best in the industry.Our most valuable asset is our people - 3000+ employees, and growing, in locations throughout the United States. The company is increasingly winning recognition as a great place to work, earning workplace and wellness awards.C&F is part of Fairfax Financial Holdings, a global organization with $19.8 billion in revenue.For more information about Crum & Forster, please visit our website: .Job DescriptionUnderwriting Assistant - Middle Market Solutions - open to remote locationSummary:The Underwriting Assistant supports various underwriting and operations processes, including communication with outside agents, as well as internal departments in support of the underwriting process for current and prospective clients.What you will do for C&F:* Prepare underwriting documentation forms and workbooks and enter general information, for new business and renewals.* Review and compile loss information and identify trends for underwriter review, as well as experience rating entry by the Operations Specialist.* Maintain stewardship log and initiate stewardship meetings for assigned underwriters.* Assist the Underwriter by identifying new business submissions that fail to meet class and acceptability guidelines.* Follow up with producer for all required information, and request any additional information such as forms, supplemental applications, loss runs, exposures, etc.* Review renewals and update account information and exposure changes on a timely basis to allow the underwriter adequate time to prepare timely delivery of conditional and non-renewal notices to the appropriate parties.* Post Bind, communicate and follow up with producers, as needed, to obtain necessary information and contingencies, including required signed forms, risk engineering compliance, and reinsurance deal sheets.* Communicate with internal departments and respond to policy questions and resolve issues, such as Financial and FAC Reinsurance. Serve as a resource/point of contact internally for the underwriting team.* Establish relationships with key agents/brokers in support of their respective Underwriter. This would involve becoming a point of contact for the agent/broker and traveling with their underwriter on sales calls as is practical. Target travel of at least once a quarter.* Assist Underwriter in reviewing the acceptability of MVRs. This would include working with their underwriter in determining acceptable and unacceptable drivers.* Complete the file completion check list* Can work remotely from almost any US state based on business needs.What you will bring to C&F:* Solid knowledge of ISO commercial lines policy rating and issuing transactions in corporate systems.* Bachelor's degree preferred.* Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access.* Strong verbal and written communication, as well as, math skills.* Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.* Flexible and open to an ever changing, fast paced environment.* Ability to follow protocol with an emphasis on quality and customer service.Additionally, the successful candidate will be highly motivated with a positive outlook, possess a service mentality, strong desk task management skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment with constantly shifting priorities.What C&F will bring to you* Competitive compensation package* Generous 401K employer match* Employee Stock Purchase plan with employer matching* Generous Paid Time Off* Excellent benefits that go beyond health, dental & vision. Our programs are focused on your whole family's wellness, including your physical, mental and financial wellbeing* A core C&F tenet is owning your career development, so we provide a wealth of ways for you to keep learning, including tuition reimbursement, industry-related certifications and professional training to keep you progressing on your chosen path* A dynamic, ambitious, fun and exciting work environment* We believe you do well by doing good and want to encourage a spirit of social and community responsibility, matching donation program, volunteer opportunities, and an employee-driven corporate giving program that lets you participate and support your communityAt C&F you will BELONGWe value inclusivity and diversity. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and welcome everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.#LI-JA1Responsibilities Underwriting Assistant - Middle Market Solutions - open to remote location Summary: The Underwriting Assistant supports various underwriting and operations processes, including communication with outside agents, as well as internal departments in support of the underwriting process for current and prospective clients. What you will do for C&F: - Prepare underwriting documentation forms and workbooks and enter general information, for new business and renewals. - Review and compile loss information and identify trends for underwriter review, as well as experience rating entry by the Operations Specialist. - Maintain stewardship log and initiate stewardship meetings for assigned underwriters. - Assist the Underwriter by identifying new business submissions that fail to meet class and acceptability guidelines. - Follow up with producer for all required information, and request any additional information such as forms, supplemental applications, loss runs, exposures, etc. - Review renewals and update account information and exposure changes on a timely basis to allow the underwriter adequate time to prepare timely delivery of conditional and non-renewal notices to the appropriate parties. - Post Bind, communicate and follow up with producers, as needed, to obtain necessary information and contingencies, including required signed forms, risk engineering compliance, and reinsurance deal sheets. - Communicate with internal departments and respond to policy questions and resolve issues, such as Financial and FAC Reinsurance. Serve as a resource/point of contact internally for the underwriting team. - Establish relationships with key agents/brokers in support of their respective Underwriter. This would involve becoming a point of contact for the agent/broker and traveling with their underwriter on sales calls as is practical. Target travel of at least once a quarter. - Assist Underwriter in reviewing the acceptability of MVRs. This would include working with their underwriter in determining acceptable and unacceptable drivers. - Complete the file completion check list - Can work remotely from almost any US state based on business needs. What you will bring to C&F: - Solid knowledge of ISO commercial lines policy rating and issuing transactions in corporate systems. - Bachelor's degree preferred. - Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access. - Strong verbal and written communication, as well as, math skills. - Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills. - Flexible and open to an ever changing, fast paced environment. - Ability to follow protocol with an emphasis on quality and customer service. Additionally, the successful candidate will be highly motivated with a positive outlook, possess a service mentality, strong desk task management skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment with constantly shifting priorities.

Keywords: Crum & Forster Holdings Corp., Newark , Underwriting Assistant, Other , Morristown, New Jersey

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