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Underwriter – GenStar

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General Star is a premier specialty and surplus lines provider, underwriting specialty property and casualty (P&C) insurance for risks with more difficult exposures. It markets its products through appointed wholesale brokers and managing general agents (MGAs) in the U.S. General Star is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. General Re Corporation is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

We currently offer an excellent opportunity for a Underwriter in our office located in Chicago, IL


Your Role

The ideal candidate will analyze, underwrite and manage a delegated book of Property and Casualty Risks written through a group of select MGAs for the Contract P&C Unit. The candidate will manage the overall relationship with the appointed MGAs, will be responsible for program changes and the training on new and existing products.

  • Establish and maintain a disciplined underwriting and client management approach with the ultimate objective of writing business to an expected underwriting profit.
  • Evaluate and audit a book of business produced by select MGAs in accordance with established underwriting guidelines. Monitor the quality of risks, the pricing and the trends associated with the book.
  • Handle submissions that consist mostly of referrals from MGA underwriters as required by underwriting guidelines. Quote larger and more complex accounts when needed.
  • Develop effective personal business relationships with both existing and new clients either through daily interaction and periodic travel to client locations and industry events. The position requires approximately 20% travel.
  • Participate in various special projects and in product development.

Your Profile

  • 3+ years of underwriting experience in commercial lines.
  • Undergraduate college degree.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong/polished interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Natural aptitude for teamwork/Initiative.
  • Critical thinking and organizational ability.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Lotus Notes.
  • Strong analytical skills.


Linda Dalesio, Human Resources

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One North Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606 (US)

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