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Underwriting Consultant

Company: Connell Insurance, Inc.
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

*This position is to work in our Springfield, Branson, or Joplin location*

Do you enjoy working in a customer service environment?
Would you love to work with a team that is passionate about helping protect businesses through insurance and risk mitigation?
If so, let's connect! You might just be Connell Insurance's next Underwriting Consultant.

Why work for the Connell Team?
Connell Insurance has been supporting local business in the Southwest Missouri area for over 50 years and has offices in Branson, Springfield, and Joplin. We have nearly 50 employees between our Missouri offices which makes us one of the largest insurance agencies in the area.

Our Benefits
Connell Insurance offers a generous benefits package, including:
- Flexible PTO
- Health, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance
- 401k plan with employer contribution
Due to the nature of our fast-paced work environment, we offer flexible schedules so our team can maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Volunteer Time Off
At Connell Insurance, giving back is a part of who we are. We take pride in the investments we make in our communities, and we offer our team members 24 hours of paid time per year for community volunteer service.

Enrichment Bonus Program
Connell offers an Enrichment Bonus program coupled with our Volunteer Time Off. This program focuses on the work-life balance of team members by providing financial assistance for them to enjoy a vacation or life-experiences. Team members can use the funds to go on a volunteer mission trip, go to the beach or mountains, or even to check off a bucket list item like skydiving!

Wellness Program
Through Connell Insurance's Wellness Program, team members are offered monthly gym membership reimbursement benefit, up to $30 per month.

Primary Functions
This position's core responsibilities: To support the agency by providing technical support and advice on property and casualty risk management practices to clients, sales staff and administrative staff at Connell.

Major Responsibilities:
- Check policies/risks for gaps in coverage
- Make sure that we are not selling lessor coverages if we move to a different carrier.
- Audit files/policies for accuracy and advise on compliance
- Meet with and develop relationships with our Carrier/Broker partners
- Keep our markets up to date on the Commercial OneNote
- Meet with larger clients to do risk assessments
- Maintain a suspense system to follow up on outstanding orders, correspondence, reports, and follow up on overdue and suspense items.
- Be familiar with and follow agency E&O guidelines
- Maintain confidentiality in all dealings with the clients as well as Agency information made available through position.
- Prioritize workload and request assistance when required
- Perform other duties as requested or assigned.



MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS Education / Licensure / Experience Must have current Insurance license.
Risk Management degree and/or 5 years of direct underwriting experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Ability to assist with claims and internal E&O procedures for the Commercial Lines. With an underwriting background and understanding technical aspects such as marketing complex accounts, coverages and claims. Ability to type 45-50 wpm, operate a computer, organize and prioritize work. Must be able to meet deadlines and operate office equipment. In addition, must have excellent communication skills, must be solution oriented and have critical thinking.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
Candidate must meet the requirements of the full job description as stated throughout the duration of employment with Connell Insurance, Inc.

Physical Demands of Underwriting Consultant
Frequent Sitting/Walking
Frequent Lifting/Carrying up to 50 pounds
Occasional Pushing/Pulling up to 50 pounds
Occasional lifting in excess of 50 pounds
Occasional Reaching Above Shoulder Level
Adequate Vision and Manual Dexterity
Work Environment of Underwriting Consultant
Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting and working with the public.

Connell Insurance provides equal 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.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Keywords: Connell Insurance, Inc., Springfield , Underwriting Consultant, Professions , Springfield, Missouri

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