Review the description for an
Underwriting Trainee position. The
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or job function.
Learn underwriting practices by
participating in formal and on-the-job training:
Reviews insurance applications and documentation to determine if the applicant is an
acceptable risk in accordance with company guidelines and standards.
Recommends appropriate premiums and coverage for risks after complete
analysis and consideration of applicant documentation, business factors and competitive situations.
Prepares written communications on adverse underwriting decisions, proposals, rate appeals,
underwriting requirements, status and declinations.
Updates the underwriting systems with information relative to the underwriting
analysis, requirements, status and final decision.
Carries out responsibilities
consistently, dependably and accurately.
Makes field visits to Agent and Broker offices; accompanies Risk Control on
visits to insureds or prospective insureds to better understand risk control assessments relating to risk exposure and control.
Work with Claim personnel on issues relating to specific claims, and other
topics concerning the insurability of prospective risks and continued insurability of current insureds
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If we were to call your current
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What aspect of accounting do you dislike
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