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Company: Erie Insurance Group
Job Title: Underwriter Trainee
Job Category: Other  [ View All Other Jobs ]
Job description:
Position Summary
This posting will be active for an extended period of time to gather a strong pool of candidates as ERIE is hiring multiple Underwriting Trainees. Applicants that are selected to move to the next steps of the process will be contacted beginning in late February, 2018. The target start date for the UnderwritingTrainees is May 17, 2018.
Opportunity to join our Underwriting Trainee Program
Underwriting Program
Our enhanced five-month training program prepares candidates for a career in Underwriting, both personal and commercial lines of business. We are currently hiring high-potential candidates to join our combined training program that will commence this summer. Our recent graduates reported that the program successfully laid a strong foundation for their future success. Insurance underwriters are “gatekeepers” who ultimately decide which risks ERIE and its Agents should accept and retain. It's obviously an important job and we are excited to now offer consolidated commercial and personal lines training.
Who should apply?
There is typically no straight path to becoming an underwriter. Many people aren't even aware such a job exists, and only a handful of colleges and universities offer risk management programs. This new program gives interested individuals comprehensive training to successfully prepare them for the role. Candidates should have a college degree; a background in insurance is helpful, but not required. Good underwriters need strong decision making, relationship building, communication and research skills.
How the program works
The five-month Underwriting Program is designed to give trainees a bird's eye view of the job. It includes both classroom time and hands-on training with underwriters. Each trainee is also assigned a formal mentor to shadow. After the trainees graduate from the program, they become underwriters, are integrated into the division based on workload need and will continue to help and shadow current underwriters. When ready, they typically receive their assigned territory and Agents with whom they will regularly service.
A rewarding path
As frontline decision makers, underwriters have significant potential to impact ERIE's bottom line. They also have many opportunities for professional growth. You can progress from underwriter I to levels II, Senior and Consultant. Next, you can consider supervisory or management positions or use your skills in another area of the company.
There are twelve positions for the program.
Duties and Responsibilities
Participates in ERIE's underwriting training program, including completion of assigned training modules,worksheets, exercises and other assignments.

Under the guidance of a mentor or trainer, performs underwriting tasks, reviews change requests, audits, inspections and renewal records to verify continued acceptability, rate adequacy, and possible coverage modification.

Determines the acceptability of applications and change requests within level of authority.

Reviews Policyholder files and records to verify original and continued acceptability and ensure adequate rates.

Reviews risk and claim reports and determines appropriate actions, including modifying risks or terminating coverage.

Corresponds with Policyholders, Agents, and Field Office personnel by telephone and in writing.

Develops and maintains working relationships with Agents, ERIE sales force and other departments through phone contact, email and field visits. Travels to field offices and attends meetings as required to learn to establish rapport with agents and develop knowledge of ERIE's territories.

Participates in insurance-related education and develops knowledge of current industry trends.

Under the guidance of a mentor or trainer, acts as a resource and communicates with Agents and staff on a regular basis to answer questions and discuss risks. Communicates with branch staff regarding Agent issues or concerns. Advises manager of issues or concerns.
Qualifications
Minimum education and experience requirements:
• Bachelor's degree required; or
• Associates degree and two years related experience required; or
• High school diploma, or GED, and four years related experience required; or
• High school diploma, or GED, and successful completion of CPCU, CIC or PLCS designation required
Additional job requirements:
• Willingness to enroll in and complete the General Insurance Program (INS 21, 22, 23) or related insurance program required.
• Working knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and email software required.
• Occasional travel.



Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/5zbbgzs4xsqrtf2k


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Degree: Bachelors
Experience (year): 1
Job Location: Erie - Pennsylvania - USA   View a map of this job
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Zip/Postal Code: 16530
Post Date: 02/05/2018
 
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