Commercial Lines Underwriting Associate/Trainee

Commercial Lines Underwriting Associate/Trainee

Western National Insurance | Edina, MN, US

Posted 18 days ago

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Western National is seeking motivated Underwriting Associate/Trainees to join our Commercial Lines team. This exciting opportunity will allow you to work closely alongside our Underwriters to assist them and our customers throughout the Underwriting Lifecycle.

The primary function of this position is to assist underwriting in profitable premium growth through policy processing and technical support for both new and renewal business.

The full hiring range for this role is: $21.60-$30.20 hourly; however, the base pay offered may vary depending on the job-related knowledge, skills, credentials, and experience of each candidate as well as other factors such as the scope and location of the role. Candidates outside of the range listed above are encouraged to apply and will be considered based upon their individual qualifications and/or may be considered for other positions.

Assists underwriters in the daily underwriting and processing of new and renewal business, and endorsements.
Uses established practices, processes, and procedures to renew and write new policies based on underwriting authority.
Reviews new and renewal business application documents, gathers additional information as needed to accurately underwrite policies.
Makes decisions and recommendations for varied situations, applying judgment to interpret related information, policies and procedures.
Executes policies within established authority level or recommends solutions when outside of authority level.
Communicates with assigned agencies and underwriters.
Interest in Property and Casualty Insurance world with a focus on Underwriting or Underwriting Support.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining strong attention to detail.
Ability to follow established processes and procedures.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Excellent time management skills.
Intermediate Word/Excel ability required.
Bachelor’s degree in Insurance or Finance (or equivalent related experience) is preferred.
Ability to work onsite at our corporate office in Edina, MN or Seattle, WA.

Currently ranked as the 37th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has earned accolades year-over-year as an employer of choice and garnered multiple awards for wellness in the workplace including the Wellness by Design Platinum +Green award from Hennepin County and is a mspWellness Champion. Western National was also named a Star Tribune Top Workplace in 2021 and 2022. The company is also consistently recognized as a Wards Top 50 performing property-and-casualty insurance company for its outstanding financial results.

Western National has long been known as “The Relationship Company®,” and caring for our employees is a part of that relationship commitment. Western National values connectiveness, empowerment, and accountability. Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a commitment to a healthy work/life balance. These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for ten years or more!

Western National offers full time employees a significant Total Rewards Package, including:

Medical insurance Plan options
Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)
401(k) Plan (plus company match)
Wellbeing Program
Onsite Fitness Studio
Paid volunteer time
Time Off – including vacation and holiday pay
100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved job-relevant coursework and access to The Institutes (Risk & Insurance Education)
Discounts on personal auto and homeowner's insurance
Paid parental leave
Profit-sharing bonus
Other standard employee benefits – including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more.

Western National believes in supporting balance between work and life by providing a flexible work environment with includes a variety of hybrid and remote work arrangements designed to balance individual, job, department and company needs.

Western National provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.%1206141% %%insurance%%