Personal Lines Underwriter II
Wawanesa Insurance
Toronto ON
5d ago

Personal Lines Underwriter II

Wawanesa Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada. With a long standing Canadian history and with over 3,000 employees, Wawanesa is a proud mutual and serves over two million policyholders.

In addition, we have 100% ownership of two subsidiary insurance companies Wawanesa Life and Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon

As a corporate citizen, we actively give back to organizations that strengthen communities where we operate, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

Role Summary

An Underwriter II Personal Lines is responsible for analyzing the acceptability of moderately complex business with moderate premium volume according to company guidelines by working collaboratively with our sales force and providing value added expertise and service to both potential and existing policyholders.

To be successful in this role the incumbent is an experienced insurance professional that understands the balance of upholding underwriting standards while thinking outside of the box and facilitating the broker relationship.

The incumbent will be comfortable in effectively managing their time between a phone queue environment and non-phone standard work.

Responsibilities

  • Perform risk analysis using technology as well as external data sources for the purposes of quoting, negotiating and authorizing the acceptance of risk.
  • Arrange reinsurance or subscribing companies where appropriate.
  • Determine eligibility for policy renewals based on guidelines and retention goals of the company.
  • Maintain accurate records of decisions made and maintain completeness of policy data.
  • Communicate decisions, and respond to requests in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Assist with interpretation of rating procedures, wordings, underwriting policies and regulations.
  • Handle work assignments, including calls, efficiently.
  • Work effectively towards the goals of the team.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including networking at industry events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

  • 3 years of Property and Casualty industry experience.
  • Post-secondary education or related business experience.
  • Completed or actively pursuing a Property and Casualty Industry Designation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to review information carefully and comprehensively.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to provide justification.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present information in a convincing manner.
  • Strong decision-making skills with the ability to provide justification.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily work.
  • Wawanesa provides its employees with an environment conducive to achieving their goals for personal performance and career development.

    Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, profit sharing, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan).

    The benefit package is comprehensive and far ranging. Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

    Accommodations are available upon request.

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