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OH - Underwriting Team Leader
Post Date  3/14/2014
City  Westerville
State  OH
Work Location  Westerville, OH
Department  General Agency
Reports To  Director of Underwriting

CENTURY INSURANCE GROUP (a division of Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. NYSE: MIG) is a publicly traded company that employs more than 1000 associates in over 30 offices throughout the United States. Meadowbrook operates insurance agencies, a risk management company that provides services to self-insured groups, funds and pools, and operates 6 domestic insurance companies.

Meadowbrook is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing challenging opportunities for our associates and a superior working environment. As Meadowbrook continues to grow, we are constantly on the lookout for bright, talented team players with a dedication and passion for their work. 

We offer our associates competitive wages, an excellent benefits package, a friendly, team oriented environment and encourage and reward the professional growth of our associates.

We are looking for a full time Underwriting Team Leader to join our Westerville, Ohio office.

Essential Functions  

Job Function

      Lead Underwriting team in achieving team production and profitability objectives.  Screen, underwrite, and price new and renewal business within delegated authority in accordance with company goals, objectives, and guidelines. Recommend underwriting policy regarding a program’s direction.



1.   Responsible for workflow among team members and manages staff in order to achieve team goals.


2.   Analyze information on new and renewal business in order to accept, price, modify or reject business within delegated underwriting authority level.


3.   Recognize submissions that exceed underwriting authority and refers them on the appropriate personnel for their review.  Prepares the referral package including a complete underwriting analysis and recommendations for risk acceptance or rejection.  


4.   Explain coverage(s), rules forms, and decisions to agents/brokers, company personnel, and policy holders as needed or required.


5.   Conduct agents/brokers visitations, internal and external, to establish and maintain contacts and develop additional business.  An agency agenda or itinerary of scheduled objectives will be used.  A call report will be competed to summarize the visit.


6.   Participate in agency underwriting audits.


7.   Review and analyze communications from other departments and successfully applies that information to underwriting issues within the underwriting department.


8.   Train and mentor Underwriters and Underwriting Assistants as necessary.


9.   Implement underwriting control to monitor account activity by agency and overall for agents and territory assigned.


10. Provide training and assistance to agents/brokers as necessary on underwriting matters, procedures, processes, forms and rating.


11. Perform other duties as requested by management.


1.   High School diploma or equivalent required, college course work or degree preferred.

2.   Four (4) years insurance company underwriting or comparable insurance experience preferred

3.   At least two (2) years supervisory experience a preferred.

4.   Pursuit of CPCU, CIC or other applicable designations preferred but not required

5.   Demonstrates versatility in multi-line underwriting

6.   Must be detail oriented and capable of handling multiple tasks and work effectively in a fast-paced environment

7.   Must have strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

8.   Must provide excellent service to both external and internal customers

9.   Proficient in MS Office Software Applications

10. Participate as needed in internal or external training.



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