Personal Lines Underwriter

Raleigh, NC 27612

Industry: Underwriter Job Number: 3693582 Pay Rate: $19.23/hr.


The Greer Group is seeking a Personal Lines Underwriter for a local Insurance company. This is a temp to hire opportunity.


General Definition:

-Determines the desirability and conditions for accepting or continuing coverage in accordance with Company standards.

-Supports the Sales Department in the acquisition, service and retention of prospects and policyholders.

-Underwriter has a responsibility to help the Company achieve its goal of providing good insurance protection at a reasonable cost to members.


Major Duties:

-Reviews applications for insurance to determine desirability, proper coverage, classification and attachment of proper forms.

-Reviews all supplemental information received in connection with applications for insurance.

-Examines change requests for approval.

-Provide instructions for Operations Department to process changes or endorsements to policies.

-Communicates decisions on desirability and coverage to Agent by memo or phone.

-Decisions are sometimes adverse; must have good communication skills to keep climate between Company (Home Office) and Agent healthy.

-Processes " correspondence" concerning underwriting responsibilities received from Agents, policyholders, lienholders, and regulatory agencies.

-Reviews claims activity as necessary for information developed that may affect desirability of coverage or rating.

-Assists agents (usually by phone) with technical aspects of Sales to prospects or service to policyholder.

-Possesses thorough knowledge of Company guidelines and standards and ability to apply these guidelines to applications and policy changes.

-Possesses good understanding of Company goals and objectives in providing insurance services to policyholder members.

-Maintains proper control of work flow for underwriting territory and shares workload of others as need arises.


Four year college degree.

Strong oral & written communication skills are needed.

Must be able to travel.

Expected to participate in Continuing Education classes.

Computer skills, knowledge of e-mail and PMS system preferable.

 Knowledge of property values.

Must have ability to quickly analyze information & make decisions.

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