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Berkley Underwriting Assistant in Urbandale, Iowa

Berkley Agribusiness is a provider of property and casualty insurance solutions for select commercial agribusiness accounts and is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry.

About W. R. Berkley Corporation

W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.

Evaluates information and performs basic underwriting functions in support of the Underwriting staff. Assures risks meet established eligibility guidelines and complies with company and regulatory standards. Reviews information for standard new business, renewals, quotes and endorsements within established time and quality standards.

  • Supports Underwriter by reviewing incoming correspondence and applications to determine proper procedural action. Examines information provided in the application and related resources to determine if risk meets established eligibility guidelines.

  • Consults agent or obtains reports for Underwriter when additional information is necessary. Routes risk-involved matters that are beyond assigned authority level to Underwriter for evaluation. Maintains established department service and quality standards.

  • Evaluates 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. Consults agent for additional information when necessary. Pulls third party data into underwriting file as required.

  • Answers basic underwriting questions from agents. Routes risk-involved matters to Underwriter for evaluation. Reviews final policies for all lines of business and routes to agent.

Education & Experience

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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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.


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

Job ID: 2020-4163

Street: 11201 Douglas Avenue



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