Overview

Underwriting Associate

Job Purpose:

Reviewing proposal forms, verifying client’s data, assessing, pricing and determination of terms of the proposed risk within set standards, counterchecking the terms of the policy as well as reviewing the conditions of the policy in a manner to ensure quality selection of risks and timely service.

Key responsibilities:

Principle Accountabilities:

Determine acceptability of risks, recommend risk surveys, monitor and review terms of accounts assigned.
Supervise, train and mentor staff on technical matters to ensure their skills are sharpened.
Check and sign underwriting document to authenticate it.
Prepare and follow up renewal notices to ensure retention.
Requisition for premium refund to facilitate issue of cheque.
Ensure that premiums are paid in respect of accounts managed.
Maintain effective business relationships to ensure effective delivery of service.
Monitor service standards within the section to ensure high quality customer service is delivered.

 

Key Result Areas:

Preparation of quotations and follow-up.
Preparation of documents – policies, endorsements, certificates within standards of service.
Renewal notices and renewal terms including renewal follow-up.
Review of performance of accounts/brokers to ensure overall performance is at below 45% LR.
Broker visits.
Maintenance and accounting for accountable documents.
Signing of documents within authority levels.
Liaise with claims and credit control to monitor account performance premium payment.
Marketing company products and service to brokers.
Completion of reinsurance cards for large risks.
Ensure the QOP standards are upheld in the department and report any issues to the quality council.
Ensure payment requisitions are processed immediately when presented.
Ensure quotations, including those done by Assistant underwriters are competitive.

 

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required:

Bachelor’s degree.
At least three years’ experience in the insurance industry.
COP/ progress towards ACII/AIIK qualifications.

 

Technical/ Functional competencies:

Knowledge of insurance regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of insurance products.
Sales and marketing management skills.
Diplomatic in handling client relationshi

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About Britam

Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property. Our Mission is to provide outstanding financial services to our customers. Our Vision is to be the most trusted financial service partner. We aim to provide our clients, with an unmatched offering, ensuring first class solutions that help secure the future.