Inland Marine Underwriting Specialist

IAT Insurance Group - Scottsdale, AZ2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $73,000 - $94,000 a year
The Inland Marine Business Unit within IAT has an immediate opening for an Underwriting Specialist that can be located in any of our locations throughout the United States.

Review and analyze underwriting files, using judgment and experience as primary criteria, to accept new business or continue renewals within established authority level.
Review and analyze all documents within or associated with the underwriting file to establish accuracy in identification and minimizing risk of exposure, utilizing change requests, claim information, loss control and outside databases to identify changes in exposure to risk.
Review, evaluate and determine account premium levels using sound judgment consistent with established company premium modification plans within authority limits.
Read, evaluate and interpret contracts and policies to determine exposures providing guidance and clarification to others consistent with experience.
Provide clarification and verification of coverage to the Claims Department consistent with experience.
Market to assigned agencies to achieve acceptable new business flow.
Assess agency activity; provide clarification to agency personnel about company’s position in visits to assigned agencies consistent with experience.
Conduct annual customer stewardship meetings with key accounts.
Service large, specialized brokers and agents.
Conduct annual planning meetings with assigned agents.
Conduct quarterly stewardship meetings with key agents.
Underwrite and manage a large book of business.
Collaborate with supervisor or others on unusual cases.
Perform other tasks as needed.

Bachelors’ degree in Risk Management, Finance, Mathematics, Business or related with at least 8 years-experience in commercial Insurance or equivalent.
Equivalent is defined as 14 years of relevant experience.
Advanced knowledge of Inland Marine insurance required.
Must possess the ability to appropriately apply loss development and advanced loss analysis concepts to achieve optimal pricing of a risk.
Must possess the ability to creatively utilize coverage features, deductibles, or reinsurance on individual risks to achieve company objectives.
CPCU, ARM, or AU industry designations preferred.
INS21, 22 and 23 or equivalent is a plus.
Requires strong math aptitude, excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills.
Must possess knowledge of various computer programs, internet based programs, and PC literate in the use of spreadsheets.
To qualify, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and must not require VISA sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment purposes.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. We participate in E-Verify.

IAT Overview:
IAT Insurance Group (“IAT”) is a privately owned, specialty insurance company, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, providing a wide range of property and casualty insurance products meeting the needs of individuals and businesses. IAT consists of seven operating divisions, each sharing the same quality standards, commitment to service and innovation, and an overall mission of excellence. As an organization, we leverage our experienced leadership, sound analytics, proven operating platforms and extensive risk capabilities across the entire enterprise to deliver specialized, sustainable solutions for our customers.

With multiple offices throughout the United States, IAT has a large footprint throughout the United States. As a privately owned organization, consisting of nearly 1,000 employees, we are able to act strategically within an ever-changing marketplace. We are large enough to make a difference in the industry but small enough to be agile and nimble. Our focus includes meeting customer needs and fostering an exceptional agent and broker network to serve clients.

Furthermore, we strive to provide an environment where our employees feel empowered, challenged and valued. Not only does IAT provide a dynamic workplace, we also provide competitive total compensation packages and great benefits, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision insurance, a generous time off policy, company provided life and disability insurance, a lucrative 401k company match, and incentive plans