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Sr. Underwriting Support Specialist: Management Liability

Company: Markel Corporation
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company Information:

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of

customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an integral member of the underwriting team fulfilling basic underwriting responsibilities. This position will handle day-to- day client servicing including underwriting issues and managing workflow to ensure the client has a superior experience. This role allows production underwriters to focus on broker relationships and business development. Position is responsible for underwriting less complex renewal business and develops into handling less complex new business. Supports attainment of written premium goals, loss ratio, and growth opportunities of team by providing backup to underwriters and superior customer service.

  • Manage renewal business under the supervision of an Underwriter and move to writing new business - prepare analysis of exposure and present to Underwriter for signoff.
  • Able to gather and review information on financial conditions, risk exposure, loss history, and economic trends that may impact the terms and conditions offered to the client.
  • Able to extract internal data and research external information to identify trends impacting product line.
  • Able to provide basic forms/coverage interpretations and advise on additional coverage needs, understand and evaluate exposures, and underwrite policy change requests.
  • Accountable for accurate underwriting documentation/information in account management system and adherence to documentation standards.
  • Ensure accuracy of information inputted into all appropriate systems and verify that all necessary documentation is in the file.
  • Establish, support, and maintain effective relationships and/or regular contact with clients and build strong relationships with employees across the organization.


  • 2+ years of insurance related experience required; including a fundamental understanding of professional liability underwriting concepts, practices and procedures
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-directed and highly productive with minimal supervision
  • Strong PC skills, especially in Word, Excel, and Outlook and paperless working environment
  • Good skills in verbal and written communication, analysis and problem solving, organization and time management
  • Ability to develop, foster, and maintain an excellent working relationship with clients
  • Detail-oriented, results-oriented, accuracy-focused
  • Works within specified guidelines and in a self-directed manner
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Comfortable with high volume workloads and production standards
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • College degree preferred

"Why work for us?"

Diversity and inclusion

Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people's differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement

Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style-some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

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