Permanent General Companies, Inc., is rapidly growing company and a leading non-standard auto insurance provider. We market our product through various channels including retail stores, independent agencies, as well as internet and phone sales. We are currently seeking qualified applicants for an entry-level Underwriting position. If you have considered starting a career in the insurance industry, this is a great opportunity! Permanent General offers an employee-friendly, fun and challenging work environment with excellent training and a well-defined career path. We pride ourselves on teamwork and quality customer service. If you do too, please check us out!
Permanent General offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance after one month of employment; health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays), 401(k) participation with a matching contribution, wellness initiatives and much more!
Reporting to an Underwriting Supervisor, this position will review and appraise applications for insurance and supporting documentation, using knowledge and independent judgment to determine eligibility of risks when compared to the programs available. Essential responsibilities of this position include: - Reviewing applications to determine if applicant is an acceptable risk in accordance with stated eligibility guidelines. - Reviewing requests for renewal, cancellation, endorsements; reviewing policies for renewal consideration. - Processing transaction data for applications, renewal, endorsement, cancellation and other transactions in accordance with state and federal regulations and the company’s underwriting policies and procedures. - Preparing written correspondence to request additional documentation necessary for the processing of an application, renewal, endorsement or cancellation. - Contacting customers or insurance agents by phone, email or mail to request additional information or documentation necessary for processing an application, renewal, endorsement or cancellation.
- High school diploma or equivalent - Minimum of six months of clerical or general office experience; auto insurance customer service or underwriting experience is preferred. - Must be proficient in the use of a computer and with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Windows, Excel). - Proven written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to follow through. - Ability to work in a team environment and balance production with quality of work required. - Must be able to perform basic math calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as the calculation of averages and percentages.