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Underwriter - Lexington KY in Lexington, KY at ProAg

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

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Job Description

The Underwriter position provides a full range of underwriting support and customer service to ProAg’s underwriting business units. The Underwriter is involved in the review of crop insurance documents. Maintaining a strong working knowledge of regulatory rules and company regulations and procedures is essential. The Underwriter reports to the Underwriting Supervisor.

 

Essential functions and responsibilities:

• Reviews policy information for crop insurance coverage, proper rating, and other information to determine if application is acceptable for the available program or selected coverage

 • Responds to questions from agents and insured's received via email, telephone, mail and fax

• May verify rates of policies or check previously rated policies for proper rating using the tools available such as the RMA and ProAg quoting applications

• Utilizes knowledge of automated underwriting and/or processing systems to develop information for new or renewal policies

• Prepares quotations for agents and answers questions from agents, policyholder, or prospects

• Assists agents with comments or questions about applications and the requirements for acceptance by the company

• Analyze and research detailed policy information related to FCIC error resolution and resolves any uncleared items

• Reads and interprets FCIC documents

• Analyzes and revises acreage reports

• Responds to common inquiries from RMA and RSOs.

• Reviews requests for cancellation, endorsements, etc.

• Reviews policies for renewal consideration

• Request additional documentation necessary for the processing of an application, endorsement or cancellation

• Enter and/or research information into computer system

• Communicate with various ProAg departments, agents and agencies via email, letter and phone including the Sales, Claims, Compliance, and Accounting departments

• Follows procedures when handling calls from Agents

• Conduct daily duties in a professional appearance and manner

• Communicates information clearly and effectively

• Produce accurate written communication

• Ensures compliance with organization policies and government regulations including all deadlines associated with SCD’s, ARD’s, PRD’s, accounting cutoff’s, and fund designations

• Demonstrates best practices and desired behaviors when dealing with problem underwriting concerns, issue resolution, and training

• Collaborates effectively with other Underwriters and the ProAg organization

• Assists with data entry as needed

• Attends required training sessions

 

Job Requirements

 Qualifications required:

• High School diploma or GED

• Familiarity with underwriting concepts, practices and procedures

• Ability to learn and utilize proprietary software

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills

• Superior verbal and written communication skills

• Proficiency in software applications to include Outlook, Internet and Microsoft Office

Qualifications desired:

• Minimum one (1) year experience in crop insurance, agriculture field or other insurance

• Skill and ability to read and understand applications, reports, financial statements, contracts, rating manuals and other insurance related materials

• Proven administration and customer service skills.

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