Atlanta, GA, United States
Senior Underwriter- Primary Casualty
Hallmark Financial is a specialty property and casualty insurance holding company with a diversified portfolio of insurance products written on a national platform. With six insurance subsidiaries and offices in Dallas, San Antonio, Chicago, Jersey City and Atlanta, Hallmark Financial markets, underwrites and services over $650 million annually in commercial and personal insurance premiums in select markets. Hallmark Financial is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and its common stock is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol HALL.
As Hallmark continues to grow, we strive to find talented, innovative and creative professionals to join our team. We offer very competitive compensation and benefit packages combined with a team atmosphere that encourages independent initiative and professional growth.
Position Title: Senior Underwriter- Primary Casualty
Position Summary: Evaluate, analyze and price risk associated with general liability coverage submitted from our appointed wholesale brokers.
Determine the acceptability, quality and profitability of new and existing accounts based on company underwriting guidelines and objectives. Secure facultative reinsurance where required. Adhere to Surplus Lines regulations.
Develop insurance proposals with appropriate pricing information, limits, terms and forms and obtain management approval where required.
Ensure underwriting and service standards are met on assigned accounts.
Meet with assigned brokers in assigned territory to discuss company risk appetite, solicit new business opportunities, promote other lines of business written by company, develop information on competitor companies and attend required industry events.
Contributes to the development of underwriters, underwriter assistants, marketing plans, product analysis, services, geographic focus and market/broker intelligence.
Effectively communicate and collaborate with other members of the team to broaden knowledge of the product line and/or technical knowledge of pricing.
Perform related duties as required by Underwriting Guidelines and as requested such as report preparation, presentations and special projects as assigned.
Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
Bachelors degree from a four-year college or university; or 5-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrate excellent communication, marketing skills and superior customer service.
Detail oriented with the ability to work in a team environment and be flexible to daily changing needs and job duties.
Extensive knowledge of commercial casualty products, insurance operations, finance and actuarial concepts, regulatory environment, reinsurance, account management, underwriting and producer management. Understands the Surplus Lines requirements of primary general liability.
Ability to understand other lines of business of company, promote other lines of business and the company brand.
Strong math skills
Good organization and effective time management
Self-motivated and independent
Strong working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access and other related software packages.
Has appropriate licenses as required by state.
Knowledge base supported by participation in continuing education such as ASLI, Are, CPCU, CIC and other industry supported seminars.