Underwriting Consultant (Ocean Marine - Hull & Liability)

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Employer Provided Salary: $71,000-$133,000 Annually
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You have a clear vision of where your career can go. And we have the leadership to help you get there. At CNA, we strive to create a culture in which people know they matter and are part of something important, ensuring the abilities of all employees are used to their fullest potential.
CNA seeks to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees that helps them - and their family members - achieve their physical, financial, emotional and social wellbeing goals.
For a detailed look at CNA's benefits, check out our Candidate's Guide .
JOB DESCRIPTION:
As an Ocean Marine Underwriter, you will be responsible for underwriting risks in a book of business for Ocean Marine with a focus on Hull & Liability. The Underwriter works within specific limits of authority on assignments requiring significant technical complexity and coordination. Utilizes underwriting policies and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations.
This position offers an option to work remotely from home or work hybrid in a nearby branch office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Underwriting Expertise
• Reviews applications and financial requirements to determine acceptability of risk in accordance with CNA's guidelines and standards
• Understands pricing components and rating methodology as well as use of the predictive modeling tools; prices risk based on financial and competitive analysis
• Uses all appropriate underwriting tools (e.g., RST, BPMT, Merlin, etc.), disciplines and knowledge of strategies to ensure underwriting guidelines are followed
• Demonstrates technical underwriting skills through strategic, thorough account reviews and file documentation
• Prepares or analyzes information on adverse underwriting decisions, rate appeals, underwriting requirements, status and declinations in order to drive results within the assigned territory
• Adheres to CAT guidelines and underwriting discipline to minimize exposure and appropriately price
• Keeps current on state/territory issues, regulations and trends
Portfolio Management
• Manages assigned portfolio to achieve gross written premium, profitability, rate, retention, product mix, new business and portfolio management goals
• Prioritizes time and resources to effectively manage and optimize producer performance
• Operates with an Enterprise perspective to identify cross sell opportunities and create growth within other lines of business and customer segments
• Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of CNA's products and appetite while clearly communicating CNA's position at the point of sale
Sales & Distribution Management
• Builds/maintains rigorous sales practices using all CNA systems including SalesForce.com and other sales tools and disciplines
• Develops producer relationships to build pipeline, agency intelligence, and drives performance to meet and exceed results
• Develops and implements distributor specific plans, monitors performance, and adjusts plan to ensure a substantial pipeline for future profitable growth
• Drives effective relationship management and customer activities to build trust, facilitate negotiation and secure commitment with the customer
• Proactively identifies cross-sell opportunities and partners with other underwriters to deliver comprehensive insurance solutions for the customer
Driven by our commitment to our customers, CNA's winning behaviors (externally focused, accountable, collaborative, innovative, and continuously learning) distinguish us from our competitors. CNA employees exemplify these behaviors in all responsibilities and interactions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of underwriting processes, coverages, and tools to gather and evaluate information in order to reach appropriate decisions on renewals and new business
• Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels of external and/or internal business partners within scope of responsibility, team and/or matrix environment
• Ability to uncover customer needs, position specific solutions, handle objections and close deals
• Ability to exercise judgment, negotiate and make sound business decisions effectively based on level of authority
• Strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems as well as the ability to learn rapidly, adapt quickly to change, exercise influence, and manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects
As determined by CNA and depending on the applicant's experience and/or qualifications, candidates may be hired into one of three Underwriter positions: Underwriter, Underwriting Specialist or Underwriting Consultant. Typically starting at 3 years of related experience.
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CNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment process. To request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] .

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Location

Located in the heart of the loop, CNA’s headquarters are at 151 N Franklin. With close proximity to both L and Metra stations.

An Insider's view of CNA

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance has always been a priority for me. It always will be. CNA’s hybrid working model allows me to not only maximize collaboration with my peers but also take advantage of increased flexibility by combining remote and in-office work. I’m empowered to take control of my schedule based on what works best for me and my team.

Alison Massey

Agile Scrum Master Consultant

How does the company support your career growth?

Throughout my five-year career, I’ve seen CNA value creating thinking and continuous learning. My managers actively encourage me to pursue rewarding professional development opportunities. Those opportunities have had a direct impact on my career growth. At CNA, the opportunities are endless and your career aspirations matter.

Alaina Cole

Underwritting Specialist

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

We have an Innovation program and team that designs processes to encourage creative thinking and capture ideas across CNA. In addition to collaborating with and learning from world-class technology partners, we also host events such as our Innovation Summit and Hackathon, which bring winning competition ideas to life in real products and services.

Keith Zhang

Architecture Consulting Director

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

A primary focus of my team is reducing the time-to-market associated with machine learning models. By leveraging cutting-edge cloud services and streamlining processes, we’re enhancing the model development lifecycle. That enhancement allows us to use efficient, effective predictive analytics when making business decisions.

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What are CNA Perks + Benefits

CNA Benefits Overview

One of the many advantages of working at CNA is the benefits program we offer you and your eligible dependents,
beginning on the first day of your employment. The program features a variety of plans that provide health care
benefits, well-being, disability and survivor protection, and 401(k) savings, among others. Below are highlights
of the offerings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
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Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available

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