Underwriter - Farm/Commercial

Lena, Wisconsin, United States, 54139

Posted on 06/26/2020 by The Carlisle Group

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Position Details




Financial / Insurance


Accounting / Finance / Insurance

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Associate's Degree

Reference ID:


Highly profitable mutual insurance company is seeking to hire a talented Farm Underwriter. This role will lead one of the most profitable programs for this carrier, and the client is seeking a talented Underwriter with a background in either farm or commercial lines.


Job Description

  • Examine documents to determine degree of risk from factors such as applicant health, financial standing and value, and condition of property.
  • Declining excessive risks.
  • Writing to agent representatives, or others to obtain further information, quote rates, or explain company underwriting policies.
  • Evaluate possibility of losses due to catastrophe or excessive insurance.
  • Review company records to determine amount of insurance in force on single risk or group of closely related risks.
  • Decrease value of policy when risk is substandard and specify applicable endorsements or apply rating to ensure safe, sustainable distribution of risks, using reference materials.
  • Authorize reinsurance of policy when risk is high.

Basic Skills

  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Writing communications effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Managing your own time appropriately, keeping duties planned.
  • Sustained effort to keep work area (physical & digital) clean and organized.

Complex Problem Solving Skills

  • Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Desktop Computer Skills

  • Spreadsheets - Using a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets. Charts and graphs are a plus.
  • Internet - Navigating the Internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers; use searches, hypertext references, and transfer protocols; and send and retrieve e-mail
  • Word Processing - Using a computer application to type text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve word processing documents
  • PDF Processing - Using a computer application to type, insert and convert, format, edit, print, save, and retrieve portable document formats.
  • Graphics - Working with pictures in graphics programs or other applications, including creating simple graphics, manipulating the appearance, and inserting graphics into other programs.
  • Databases - Using a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information.


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