The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Service Center Underwriter

Posted on Apr 9 505 views Elmira, NY

Company Summary
Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

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Job Description Summary
Responsible for the underwriting of Small Commercial endorsements, renewals and/or new business within delegated authority. Goals are focused on supporting key business objectives including account retention and account growth. The incumbent is accountable for underwriting in a high volume environment. Territory is countrywide. Under moderate supervision, operates within authority as delegated by the Business Center Underwriting Director.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Evaluation of complex new, renewal and endorsement activities to accept, modify, or decline.
  • As needed, price accounts following defined best practices.
  • Provide technical underwriting analysis and recommendations to other employees within Travelers Small Business Underwriting and Business Centers.
  • Responsible for insuring compliance with underwriting strategies and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide excellent customer service to agents and internal business partners.
  • Responsible for engaging with agents to close individual transactions.
  • Provide technical expertise in the delivery of underwriting training supporting the needs of the local Business Center teams.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum two years property casualty insurance experience required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
  • 4 year college degree or related insurance industry experience preferred.
  • 2 years underwriting experience preferred.

Licensing or Certificates
  • Insurance Designations (CPCU, INS) preferred
  • Insurance Brokers License preferred

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies
  • Business & Technical Knowledge: Strong technical multi‐line underwriting skills; strong knowledge of Property/Casualty business and products.
  • Analytical, Problem Solving & Decision Making: Manages own work; takes responsibility for decisions and actions; quantitative reasoning, critical thinking skills.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Establishes strong relationships and networks within Select Business and Underwriting Centers, the Travelers Enterprise and externally.
  • Communication: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organization: Strong organization and Time Management Skills ‐ Ability to manage multiple tasks; prioritize and work effectively in a fast paced, decision oriented environment.

Environmental / Work Schedules / Other
  • Minimal holiday work hours - perhaps a ½ day shift 2 days a year.

Employment Practices
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.