Reporting to the Personal Lines Underwriting Manager, the Underwriter is responsible for assessing and evaluating automobile and property risks. They will need to process, underwrite and authorize the acceptance of new business, renewals, cancellations and endorsements. The ability to ensure authorized limits are in accordance with established company guidelines, applicable laws and regulations as well as apply standard rates and premium in underwriting and processing policy transactions. The successful candidate will need to provide technical advise, recommendations and mentoring to underwriting assistants. A need to provide broker training and information sessions as well as answering inquiries and making recommendations to brokers through verbal or written correspondence. Broker relationships are at the heart of what we do so the ability to travel from time to time will be a requirement along with a valid G drivers license.
We are looking to hire someone to work in our North Bay office. We have a hybrid work model that preserves the balance between working from home and that in-person interacting which is so valuable.
In order to meet the requirements of this position, the candidate must have post secondary education or comparable previous underwriting experience. The candidate should be recognized for their good communication skills (verbal and written), efficient keyboarding, and attention to detail. They must be a team player with a positive attitude.
Optimum Insurance Company Inc. - North Bay
Optimum Insurance Company Inc. is a subsidiary of Optimum Group, a private Canadian financial group with international operations. The North Bay branch has been in operation since 1979 and we are committed to providing a high level of service to our contracted independent insurance brokers and policy holders, while fostering a fulfilling work environment for our employees with career growth opportunities.
Our dedicated and experienced employees work within a team environment. We offer flexible hours, group medical and dental benefits to fit your needs, a pension plan and other perks such as reimbursement for Insurance Institute educational courses and a fitness membership contribution. We also have social activities throughout the year, where you can develop camaraderie among your colleagues allowing you to enjoy coming to work every day knowing you are an integral part of a team where everyone knows your name.
Located in the downtown area of North Bay, our office has ample parking nearby while located on a bus route. It is also only a short walk to shopping, restaurants, and the magnificent Lake Nipissing waterfront.
147 McIntyre Street West
P.O.Box 1288 North Bay, Ontario
P1B 8K5 CANADA