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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Lead Underwriter
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Axis Capital Holdings | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital - a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

Position Description:

Reviews, evaluates and manages complex Accident & Health Specialty programs and individual cases. This includes assessing risk, setting underwriting parameters for MGUs/Program Managers including both rates and coverage levels.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

* Reviews and evaluates complex Accident and Health new business opportunities/programs and case submissions to determine risk acceptability and coverage levels.
* Works closely with business development and external MGUs/Program Mangers to obtain additional required information in determining either our new or renewal position.
* Works with operations and business development to on-board new MGUs/Programs and/or modify existing MGUs/Programs.
* Develops and maintains producer/program relationships.
* Sets appropriate premium rates and issues proposals for cases and letters of intent for new programs.
* Achieve targeted loss ratios by maintaining underwriting discipline through the underwriting selection and renewal process.
* Participate in Underwriting & Risk Committee meetings.
* Manages day-to-day tasks of assigned risk portfolio.
* Acts as liaison between internal functional departments and external vendors
* Handles special projects and assignments at the request of A&H leadership team.
* Ensure digital files are maintained per Underwriting Department procedures including but not limited to proper documentation, structure and authorizations.

Required Education/Training & Experience:

* College degree or equivalent work experience
* Requires at least five (10) years Accident and Health Underwriting experience
* Requires at least three (5) years of experience working with and overseeing MGAs/MGUs or Program Managers.
* Requires at least at least three (3) years of Program Management experience.
* Market Segment knowledge: Amateur & Professional Sports, K-12 & College Students, First Responders and Volunteer Organizations.
* Product knowledge: Accident Medical Expense, Catastrophic Medical, Participant Accident, and Out of Country Medical Insurance
* Other products knowledge helpful but not required: Corporate Accident (Business Travel Accident, Voluntary Accident), Occupational Accident, Critical Illness, Disability, Life, Supplemental Medical, Vision and Pet Insurance products.

Other desired skills and characteristics:

* Strong Project Management Skills
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
* Strong presentation skills
* Strong financial acumen
* Demonstrated communication skills to interact well with Senior Management & external partners
* Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
* Excellent negotiation and interpersonal communication skills.
* Ability to work in fast-paced environment
* Team player
* Displays initiative and ability to work independently
* Travel required (25%)