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Underwriting Specialist

Company: United Fire Group
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job ID 2019-1928# of Openings 1Job Locations US-IA-Cedar RapidsPosted Date 2019-01-10Category UnderwritingTravel NoneCompany Car Provided NoOverview

UFG can offer you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially-stable company. While we've always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. UFG was named to the "2017 Top Workplaces" list by The Des Moines Register, and was also included on the Forbes' America's Most Trustworthy Financial Companies" list. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

As an underwriting specialist you will be working with an awarded Top Workplace. Here is what you'll b doing on a daily basis: analyze insurance data, enter statistical information and compute premiums required for all commercial insurance lines of business and assist your underwriting team in the processing of new application, renewals, endorsements and cancellations using our automated in-house system to generate a legal contract for the insured. This position requires accurate and analytical skills working in a team environment. The primary goal is to produce a quality policy to insureds and agents.


  • Data entry working on various computer systems from correspondence. This includes updating renewals, change requests, cancellations, reporting forms and the initial entry for applications and quotes
  • Obtain information needed for underwriting decisions including deciding what needs to be referred back to the underwriter
  • Write or call agents for additional or missing information
  • Using ImageRight; perform file setup and organization of electronically stored documents
  • Assist underwriters with information gathering and written correspondence
  • Handle overflow calls coming to the underwriting team
  • Review incoming tasks and either complete them or forward to appropriate team member
  • Assist with general questions from team and coworkers
  • Possess strong analytical and math skills
  • Proven to have accurate keyboard/calculator and professional phone skills
  • Excel; Word and Internet search/navigation skills
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    • You will be challenged, but you will also have a team to support you. At first, you will participate in a trainee class with others learning alongside you all done in-house. We'll make sure you are ready to move forward by guiding your training needs with a mentor assisting you along the way.
    • A career progression is presented to you, with a clear roadmap to how you can move forward in your career. You will contribute to the overall success of the underwriting team.


      • Must have a minimum of a High School diploma
      • Preferred to also have a College Education and/or General Insurance Classes
      • Certified or working towards INS Designation a plus
      • Demonstrated ability to work well with coworkers and customers
        Attributes We Seek:
        • Must have good memory retention levels due to the amount of detail involved
        • A champion handling workload and prioritizing to meet deadlines often while multiple interruptions occur
        • Have a flexible mindset and thrive in a dynamic environment
        • Promote a positive and professional image and develop productive relationships
        • Excellent spoken & written communication skills
        • To be enthusiastic and energetic
        • Demonstrate an open-minded, team-oriented, and collaborative work style
        • Be open to unexpected discovery and able to survey and assess all potential opportunities; not confined to defined categories
        • Innately driven to provide high quality customer service


          Keywords: United Fire Group, Cedar Rapids , Underwriting Specialist, Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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