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Underwriting Associate (Trainee Program)

Company: Western National Insurance
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Who are we?Western National Insurance Group is a private mutual insurance company with over 120 years of experience serving policyholders' property-and-casualty insurance needs in the Midwestern, Northwestern, and Southwestern United States. Known as "The Relationship Company ," we have always defined success as a measure of the relationships we've built over time. In everything that we do, we know that delivering a friendly and helpful interaction makes for a better experience for everyone involved. That's the power of "nice". At Western National, nice is something we work to bring to every person and organization with whom we partner and serve.Western National Insurance Company's Commercial Lines Department has an exciting opportunity to join our team! This opportunity will allow you to work closely alongside our Underwriters to assist them and our customers throughout the Underwriting Lifecycle.Responsibilities:Underwriting Associate Developmental/Training Program Summary:Western National provides a training program for those interested in the insurance industry. This training includes both classroom and hands-on opportunities, which are designed to teach you the fundamentals of insurance and underwriting. Overall, this training will help prepare you to serve our customers. Training will take place onsite at the Edina or Seattle office location. This is a full-time paid position beginning June 2023.Position Summary:As an Underwriting Associate in our Trainee Program, you will assist underwriting in profitable premium growth through policy processing and technical support for both new and renewal business.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.Qualifications:What is a must have?Recent or upcoming college graduate with a bachelor's degree preferred or 2+ years equivalent work experience.Knowledge of industry practices, standards, and underwriting concepts.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 experience with Word and Excel required.Ability to work onsite at our corporate office in Edina, MN or Seattle, WA.Compensation OverviewThe salary for this position will be $24.50/hour. 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 looking for compensation outside of the posted range are encouraged to apply and will be considered based on their individual qualifications and/or may be considered for other positions.Cultural and Total RewardsWestern National has long been known as "The Relationship Company ", and caring for our employees is part of that relationship commitment. We value connectiveness, empowerment, and accountability, and we believe that our employees are our biggest assets. Nearly half of our employees choose to stay at Western National for ten years or more!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. Western National was also named a Star Tribune Top Workplace in 2021 and 2022. The Group is consistently recognized as a Ward's 50 property-and-casualty insurance company for its outstanding financial results.Western National offers full time employees a significant Total Rewards Package, including:Medical insurance Plan options and other standard employee benefits, including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more!Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)401(k) Plan (plus company match)Wellbeing Program, including onsite fitness studioTime Off - including vacation, volunteer, and holiday pay100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved job-relevant coursework and access to The Institutes (Risk & Insurance Education)Discounts on personal auto and homeowner's insurancePaid parental leaveBonus opportunitiesWestern 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 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.

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