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Underwriting Assistant

United Kingdom - Manchester - Abbey House

Overview

Underwriting Assistant
Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.
 
The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence, superior claims handling expertise and local operations globally.
 
The insurance companies of Chubb serve multinational corporations, mid-size and small businesses with property and casualty insurance and services; affluent and high net worth individuals with substantial assets to protect; individuals purchasing life, personal accident, supplemental health, homeowners, automobile and other specialty insurance coverage; companies and affinity groups providing or offering accident and health insurance programs and life insurance to their employees or members; and insurers managing exposures with reinsurance coverage.
 
With $150 billion in assets and $37 billion of gross written premiums in 2014* on a pro forma basis, Chubb’s core operating insurance companies maintain financial strength ratings of AA from Standard & Poor’s and A++ from A.M. Best.
Chubb’s parent company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.
 
Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide.
 
 

Underwriting Assistant - 12 month contract

 

Role Purpose

•To support the underwriting teams in delivering a high quality client service by taking ownership of the operational functions of the team allowing them to focus on production and underwriting

•To ensure consistently accurate processing across UK&I by adopting the right first time principle (100% data quality checking prior to booking)

•To ensure that new and renewal business and endorsements are processed to agreed service standards

•This role reports directly to the Business Operations Manager however through Chubb’s matrix reporting structure will also have a dotted line to other parts of the underwriting community on a day to day basis

Key Responsibilities

•Build good working relationships with local underwriting teams and ensure that local underwriting management are regularly communicated with and kept updated on appropriate issues

•To ensure all booking instructions are quality checked prior to issuance to the booking team and that quality measures are reported and acted upon accordingly

•To assist in the underwriting/processing of allocated new business, renewals and endorsements accordingly

•To provide general assistance to underwriters for broker and/or client visits and other administrative duties as agreed with Business Operations Manager

•To liaise with brokers and internal departments for credit control, claims and risk information

•To support the Underwriting Branch through liaison with and participation at meetings with brokers, internal departments (e.g. P&C PSU, Credit Control) and external advisers

•To work in conjunction with the booking and underwriting teams to ensure efficient working practices are in plChubb, e.g. identifying process improvements, providing feedback to reduce rework or errors and escalate any blockages to the Business Operations Manager where necessary

•To work within the framework of Chubb ethical and service standards

•Any other ad hoc duties allocated by the Business Operations Manager

Knowledge & Experience

 

•Minimum GCSE, but preferably A level standard (or equivalent)

•Competent in Microsoft Office.  Expected to undertake training/progressing through professional examinations

•Previous experience of a Commercial or Personal Lines insurance operation or underwriting support role

Work Location: Manchester - Abbey House
Job Function: Underwriting
Employment Type: Fixed Term Contractor (FTC)

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