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Optimum West Insurance Company

Junior Underwriter, Personal Lines

Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby


Company Information

This company underwrites personal home insurance and commercial property and liability insurance in British Columbia, Alberta and the Yukon. Optimum West Insurance Company also underwrites personal and commercial auto insurance in Alberta and the Yukon.

Job Description

The purpose of the Junior Underwriter role is to review, analyze and evaluate risk submissions against existing company guidelines and procedures to determine risk level and overall acceptability. Additionally, a core function of the role is to build, maintain and service broker partner relationships through providing excellent client service, attending broker functions and offices as well as actively networking with the insurance industry.

Specific responsibilities

  • Reviews risk applications and ensure all the guidelines are met and underwritten correctly;

  • Gathers all necessary information for New Business, Renewals and Endorsements to reduce the changes of losses/claims;

  • Efficiency in the use of policy administration systems for all policy transactions

  • Understanding of the broker distribution channel, the various tools utilized by the broker, and the process interaction between insurer and broker

  • Contributes to the development of superior relationships with the brokers;

  • Meets the company’s requirements regarding individual broker visits;

  • All other related tasks.

Experience and education

  • Post-Secondary degree and/or Enrolment/Completion in the CIP program;

  • Three (3) years of insurance industry experience.

Qualities and aptitudes

  • Sound knowledge of coverages, rating, and underwriting procedures;

  • Strong communication, organizational, and negotiating skills;

  • Good computer skills;

  • Excellent customer service and time management skills.

Contact Information

Optimum West Insurance Company
Priscilla Garand
Human Resources Supervisor
Posting Date: 10-Mar-2017Insurance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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