Sr. Underwriter - Excess

Job Description
Job Summary
To underwrite new business and renewals according to authority level and established guidelines, participate in special projects, and provide mentoring for less experienced staff.

∑ Review large and highly complex policies to verify acceptability based upon company
underwriting guidelines and granted underwriting authority.

∑ Determine whether to accept, modify, or decline risks.

∑ Oversee and approve endorsements as indicated.

∑ Resolve premium audit disputes within assigned territory.

∑ Utilize underwriting tools to determine accurate classifications, rates, and premium charges.

∑ Review state laws, including cancellation and non-renewal, within assigned territory to
properly transact business within the state.

∑ Consult with general agents/brokers to obtain further information, quote rates, or explain
underwriting guidelines.

∑ Create, analyze, and interpret data from various reports.

∑ Manage assigned underwriting territory, including management of agents and travel to agent

∑ Mentor less experienced team members.

∑ Conduct educational sessions within the department.

∑ Bachelorís degree or seven year to ten years related insurance experience and/or equivalent
combination of education and experience.

∑ Eight to ten years underwriting experience with authority, preferably in excess and surplus

∑ Demonstrates an understanding and ability to effectively engage in the negotiation process.

∑ Strong oral and written communication skills.

∑ Previous insurance educational work, IIA and CPCU designation strongly preferred.

∑ Detail oriented with initiative and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.

∑ Excellent analytical skills.

∑ Ability to travel.

∑ Advanced knowledge of computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.


Insurance designations/course desired.


Argo Group, Colony Specialty, ARIS

Job Code

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