Underwriting Associate - Entry Level

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies - Alpharetta, GA3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $68,000 - $89,000 a year
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As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies, we offer outstanding opportunities for professionals interested in working with a successful company. We offer unparalleled financial strength, stability and “large company” benefits, in addition to an exciting, friendly, “small company” atmosphere.

Are you looking for a dynamic, challenging career with a stable, growing financial institution that provides you with training on the job and a chance to positively impact the bottom line? Do you have analytical skills and abilities and are looking to utilize them while working in a fast paced environment? Are you interested in a career as an Underwriter and looking to achieve success in this new role?

We have an entry-level opportunity available in our Alpharetta, GA office for an Underwriting Associate. The Underwriting Associate will learn on the job and become an experienced & successful Workers' Comp Underwriter after successful completion of training period (within six to twelve months). The Underwriting Associate will be trained on the essential aspects for succeeding in the position, which include workers’ compensation law, policy processing, risk selection, and pricing procedures. The Associate will participate in our cohort program which includes on-the-job training under the guidance of a supervisor and/or mentor, as well as classroom-style training.

Duties will include both team and individual work, assigned reading and learning the duties of an Underwriter to be able to manage a book of business, as well as ongoing training sessions and meetings. As the Associate gains knowledge and critical thinking skills and is able to apply the training, s/he will be granted increased autonomy over their workload as they develop into a fully proficient Underwriter.
Gain an understanding of workers' compensation law, regulation and policy contracts Learn general, industry and proprietary computer programs and systems
Participate in a training curriculum on workers’ compensation underwriting
Develop strong analytical, technical and negotiation skills
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Economics, Business, Finance, Risk Management, or Political Science from four-year College or University. 1-2 years of internship and/or work experience is preferred.
LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
MATH ABILITY: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply good judgment to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft word processing software; Microsoft spreadsheet software; and be proficient on applicable databases, systems and vendor software programs.

Health and wellness – low premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage, FSA and EAP benefits
Company paid Life, Disability and ADD benefits
Employee Retirement Savings Plan with employer match up to 5 percent of compensation
Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays
Education Assistance Reimbursement
Recognition and Rewards Programs
Company Store
Discounts across Berkshire Hathaway Inc. companies such as GEICO, See’s Candies, etc.

The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC) is a group of six insurance companies that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group. Our Workers Compensation Division provides premier workers compensation insurance coverage to employers across the country, with offices in San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Pasadena, Omaha, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Dallas.

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group, BHHC has earned an enviable record of success in the insurance industry that is supported by an A++ A.M. Best rating for the last 10 consecutive years. Our corporate size enables our organization to react swiftly and effectively to opportunities in the insurance marketplace. At the same time, our financial strength provides our agents and insureds security and makes us one of the best brands in the marketplace.

We value each individual and recognize that attracting and retaining high quality talent is essential to the success of our company. Our structure minimizes bureaucracy and creates an environment that encourages our employees to see the direct effects of their hard work throughout the company. Each division provides hands on training and maintains a small company feel, creating an atmosphere in which 'team players' thrive.

Within the last six years BHHC Workers Compensation has seen significant growth, and we’re continuing to grow as we build one of the largest Workers Compensation companies in the country – join us!

This organization participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS: 888.897.7781 www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories as required by local ordinance. Additionally, no applicant will be denied employment solely on the grounds of conviction of a criminal offense except to the extent necessary to obtain a necessary license or to comply with The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of l994, which prohibits the employment by an insurance company of persons convicted of certain crimes, unless a waiver is obtained. #zip