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Berkley Underwriting Assistant in Urbandale, Iowa

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Rated Best Places to Work 2022 by Business Insurance, Berkley Agribusiness works with ambitious agribusiness and food industry clients to help them own their futures. Our culture is built on the belief that everyone has the power to create the future they deserve. Every Berkley Agribusiness team member must have the courage to challenge the status quo, collaboratively working with our clients to find creative property and casualty insurance solutions that drive them to succeed. We depend on our ability to listen to our clients — and our experience to help them make fact-based decisions that help their businesses thrive.

Berkley Agribusiness is part of the W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRBC). Founded in 1967, WRBC is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. WRBC’s international business operates in selected regions throughout the world, including Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia.

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This role will be located in our Urbandale, IA office where we have a hybrid environment- 3 days in office, 2 work from home. #LI-hybrid #LI-AV1

As an Underwriting Assistant, you'll evaluate information and perform key underwriting functions in support of the Underwriting staff. We'll trust you to assure risks meet established eligibility guidelines and complies with company and regulatory standards. You'll review information for standard new business, renewals, quotes and endorsements within established time and quality standards.

You'll support Underwriters by reviewing incoming correspondence and applications to determine proper procedural action. You'll play a critical role examining information provided in the application and related resources to determine if risk meets established eligibility guidelines. You'll consult with agent or obtain reports for the Underwriter when additional information is necessary. You'll route risk-involved matters that are beyond an assigned authority level to the Underwriter for evaluation. your efforts will help maintain established department service and quality standards.

We'll count on you to:

  • Evaluate standard renewal commercial property/casualty accounts and endorsements, within authority level, by reviewing updated account information, claims experience, risk control surveys, risk acceptability and pricing.

  • Consult agent for additional information when necessary.

  • Pull third party data into underwriting file as required.

  • Answer basic underwriting questions from agents.

  • Route risk-involved matters to Underwriter for evaluation.

  • Review final policies for all lines of business and routes to agent.

  • Bachelor or Associates Degree from college or technical school preferred; or three to five years related work experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Commercial rating experience desired.

  • Completion of or working toward AINS, AU or similar designation.

  • Possess strong customer orientation and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and quickly and professionally respond to inquiries from customers.

  • Regularly and consistently demonstrates commitment to company values and guiding principles.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Job ID: 2022-7900

Street: 11201 Douglas Avenue



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