New Job Underwriter In Ontario



Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

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Business Unit/Location: – Underwriting (Personal, Prop & Auto), Ontario
The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with assigned brokers and managing and growing a profitable book of personal auto and property business with emphasis on excellent service standards. Examines the nature and degree of risk involved, and reviews conditions, rates, and premiums with brokers. Delivers one view of personal lines auto and property underwriting that combines product, technology and services for our broker partners while attracting quality business to SGI CANADA.
Key Accountabilities
Note: This section is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities – other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
Policy Processing
  • Processes new/renewal applications, revisions, cancellations, and quotes.
  • Calculates premiums, ensuring that appropriate rates are used, and that applicable discounts and surcharges are applied.
Underwriting Activity
  • Reviews and evaluates new, renewal and mid-term changes for automobile and property clients to determine the nature and degree of risk involved.
  • Acquires further information on applications (and the risks involved) when necessary.
  • Determines whether to accept or reject the risk, accept the risk subject to certain conditions and ensure that risks are properly rated and classified according to corporate guidelines (under the guidance of more senior staff).
  • Makes timely decisions while considering territory, underwriting guidelines and approaches.
Broker Relationship Management
  • Acts as the brokers first point of contact and sees requests through to completion; becomes a trusted advisor for brokers.
  • Understands how assigned brokers operate and the technology they use and offers tailored approaches to deliver on the ease of doing business mandate.
  • Understands the underwriting operating system, workflows and process, broker portal and billing.
  • Explains underwriting criteria and decisions to brokers (verbally and/or in writing).
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with brokers to generate a flow of profitable business and aids in resolving any service matters.
Production and Service
  • Promotes and sells supporting products to brokers with an emphasis on meeting customer needs.
  • Learns and applies understanding of the policy conditions, limitations, rates and premiums with a strong focus on customer needs.
  • Meets target service levels for assigned brokers with respect to transactions, returning phone calls and responding to emails.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving workflows and processes to improve the customer and broker experience; participates in initiatives to deliver improvements.
  • Actively contributes to and supports a culture of a high performing workforce.
  • Participates in divisional succession plans, ensuring ongoing professional and career development and supports development in others.
  • Supports a culture of leadership and accountability to effectively deliver on strategic and corporate strategies.
  • Is actively committed to leadership development across the company, supporting team and workforce readiness through mentoring, training, and developmental opportunities.
Corporate Management
  • Enables the success of programs and policies that are in alignment with corporate, strategic, and divisional strategies.
  • Manages risk in area of authority.
  • Ensures that the Health, Safety and Emergency Management Policy is applied in area of responsibility.
Education and Experience
  • A two-year diploma from an accredited post-secondary education institution in a relevant field of study such as Business.
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in underwriting.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles and practice of insurance, underwriting policies and procedures and applicable insurance products.
  • Knowledge of the applicable regulatory environment.
  • Knowledge of premiums, coverages, deductibles, billing practices for applicable products.
  • Knowledge of systems and technology commonly used to support applicable products.
  • Knowledge of operating systems, workflow, and processes with the ability to apply this knowledge and handle a portfolio of business and deliver outstanding service for assigned brokers.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external partners.
Posting Close Date:
April 10, 2023
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