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Underwriting - Commercial Lines Associate Underwriter

Company: Cincinnati Insurance Company, Inc.
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: October 3, 2021

Job Description:


Make a difference with a career in insurance

At The Cincinnati Insurance Companies, we put people first and apply the Golden Rule to our daily operations. To put this into action, we’re looking for extraordinary people to join our talented team. Our service-oriented, ethical, knowledgeable, caring associates are the heart of our vision to be the best company serving independent agents. We help protect families and businesses as they work to prevent or recover from a loss. Share your talents to help us reach for continued success as we bring value to the communities we serve and demonstrate that Actions Speak Louder in Person®.

If you’re ready to build productive relationships, collaborate within a diverse team, embrace challenges and develop your skills, then Cincinnati may be the place for you. We offer career opportunities where you can contribute and grow.


Start your journey with us

The Cincinnati Insurance Companies' Commercial Lines department is currently seeking candidates for an associate underwriter class beginning December 2021. Associate Underwriters support underwriting teams in all aspects of renewal and post-issue transactions. This role reports to our Fairfield, OH headquarters.

Starting Rate of Pay\: $45,000 annual

Be Ready To\:

  • Administrate an assigned renewal book of business by underwriting and processing renewals subject to determined line of authority and applying knowledge of coverage forms, rating plans and guidelines in selection and pricing of individual risks and change requests
  • Ensure adequate pricing through proper classification, predictive modeling, accuracy of information and adherence to company underwriting standards and philosophy, referring any accounts outside authority level to an underwriter
  • Assist the portfolio team with distribution of work tasks
  • Complete agency endorsement requests by applying underwriting judgement, clarification and guidance to the team assistant for issuance, or refer to the agency underwriter
  • Communicate directly with agencies to gather information
  • Communicate with Loss Control, Premium Audit, Direct Bill, Claims and Sales to provide service to agents and underwriters, applying discretion to escalate when applicable
  • Research and gather information about coverage questions, state issues and workflows and refer to an underwriter or team leader when necessary
  • Meets department service level agreements for renewal and endorsement issuance, respond to inquiries in a timely manner, effectively research and work to solve problems for internal and external customers
  • Handle special projects and assignments as directed

Be Equipped With\:

  • The ability to learn and develop knowledge and skills to evaluate risks that include property, general liability, auto and umbrellas
  • Knowledge of Commercial Lines Manual, and all pertinent systems
  • The ability to develop positive working relationships with team members and agents by working to find possible solutions that are beneficial to all
  • Skilled use of verbal communication to explain, negotiate and present information and an understanding of when to use verbal or written
  • Strives for success while balancing multiple tasks and accounts
  • The ability to provide appropriate level of detail and quality
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify possible solutions and take appropriate action or seek assistance
  • The desire to pursue further additional knowledge through\:
      • Accredited institute classes and exams
      • Classroom and on-line learning
      • Industry publications
      • Engages in self-development activities, reading managerial, industry or other relevant books or trade journals to stay current on emerging trends
      • Aware of departmental service goals and strives to achieve and or exceed established targets


You've Earned\:

  • an associate's or bachelor's degree is preferred
  • or two or more years of insurance related work experience; Associate in Insurance (AINS) designation preferred


Enhance your talents

Providing outstanding service and developing strong relationships with our independent agents are hallmarks of our company. Whether you have experience from another carrier or you’re new to the insurance industry, we promote a lifelong learning approach. Cincinnati provides you with the tools and training to be successful and to become a trusted, respected insurance professional – all while enjoying a meaningful career.


Enjoy benefits and amenities

Your commitment to providing strong service, sharing best practices and creating solutions that impact lives is appreciated. To increase the well-being and satisfaction of our associates, we offer a variety of benefits and amenities. Learn more about our benefits and amenities packages. 


Many departments at our Headquarters in Fairfield, Ohio, offer hybrid work options, empowering associates to work from home several days a week. Depending on your role and responsibilities, hybrid options may be available. 


Embrace a diverse team

As a relationship-based organization, we welcome and value a diverse workforce. We provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race; creed; color; sex, including sexual orientation, gender identity and transgender status; religion; national origin; age; disability; military service; veteran status; pregnancy; AIDS/HIV or genetic information; or any other basis prohibited by law. Learn More.

Keywords: Cincinnati Insurance Company, Inc., Fairfield , Underwriting - Commercial Lines Associate Underwriter, Other , Fairfield, Ohio

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