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Underwriting Assistant, Commercial Lines

Optimum Insurance Company Inc. / Toronto / Permanent / Full time

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Specific responsibilities

Reporting to the Commercial Lines Manager – Ontario, the Underwriting Assistant is responsible for completing all commercial property and liability data entry of new business, endorsements and renewals into the GIS system accurately for the branch.  They assists the underwriters by handling renewal underwriting functions such as processing automatic renewals and/or contacting brokers for updated information on renewals as well as by underwriting and processing basic endorsements including contacting brokers for information as required.

The Underwriting Assistant also issues all policy documents within company service standards; 5 days for new business, 10 days for endorsements, 30 days prior to renewal, follows up with brokers for outstanding information as may be required and orders inspections, follows up on outstanding inspections, distributes inspections to the underwriters, prepares recommendation letters, and follows up on recommendation letters as may be required. Finally, the Underwriting Assistant completes other assigned tasks including policy assembly, policy file management, printing of documents and mapping of new quotes in the GIS system within a timely fashion so that corporate service standards may be met.

Education, Work Experience and Aptitudes

In order to meet the requirements of this position, the candidate must have their high school diploma as well as some previous office experience. The candidate should be recognized for their good communication skills (verbal and written) and efficient keyboarding, data entry skills and attention to detail.  They must be a team player with a positive attitude.

Optimum Insurance Company Inc.

As a stable, preferred property & casualty insurance company in Canada that is fully committed to independent brokers, we provide specialized and innovative solutions to our valued broker partners and policyholders. Our adaptive products are exclusively available through an extensive distribution network of selected independent brokers across Canada.

Committed to and driven by long-term relationships, we provide personalized service and customized products to meet the emerging needs of individuals and businesses. Commercial property and liability, personal property and automobile insurance are at the core of our business lines. Our client-oriented and knowledgeable experts underwrite a variety of risks, including niche and non-commodity segments.

Since 1976, our team provides insurance to Canadians from our offices located in Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Optimum General Inc. is a Canadian company operating through its three subsidiaries: Optimum Insurance Company Inc., Optimum West Insurance Company Inc. and Optimum Farm Insurance Inc.

425 De Maisonneuve W. blvd, Suite 1500
Montréal (Québec)  H3A 3G5

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