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Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: Mechanicsburg, PA, US

Company: The Doctors Management Company

Underwriting

The Doctors Company Underwriting Group is focused on offering coverage to the medical malpractice insurance industry’s most complex risks. We are a cohesive and dynamic team that applies creative and flexible underwriting solutions to meet all challenges presented by the changing healthcare environment. Our underwriting appetite includes primary and/or excess coverage, loss-sensitive programs with multi-state capabilities on an admitted basis, and more.

We welcome self-motivated, creative, innovative, high-energy, effective communicators with in-depth knowledge of large account medical malpractice coverage. The right candidate possesses solid interpersonal and collaboration skills, and is comfortable communicating at all levels of an organization and with brokers and insured's. Your experience and talent will provide a fresh perspective as we fulfill the company’s strategic growth goals in the large complex account arena.

Overview

 

Working under the general supervision of management and acting within authority granted, appropriately applies underwriting principals and demonstrates sound judgment in the production, selection, pricing, control and servicing of assigned business.  May assist management in the training of less experienced underwriting staff. Contacts are employees, company management, policyholders, IT, agents, claims and legal professionals, and members of the general public.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Two (2) to three (3) years Medical Professional or commercial insurance; financial services or mathematical analysis experience may be considered.
  • One (1) to two (2) years use of Microsoft products, including Word and Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree (4 years college) required
  • INS, RPLU or CPCU designation, or progress in obtaining such designation, is preferred.

 

Responsibilities

 

Customer Satisfaction

                       

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationship with agents/brokers, co-workers and members.
  • Responds to agents/brokers and members within company service standards.
  • Prioritizes tasks to meet renewal deadlines, customer service standards and miscellaneous project due dates.

 

Personal Development         

 

  • Works with manager to identify and achevie annual and personal development goals
  • Completes training and maintains proficienct in key underwriting areas
  • Maintains proficiency in underwriting systems.
  • Develops knowledge of new and emerging underwriting skills and theories through continuing education and training.
  • Builds knowledge of competitors and stays current with changes or advancements in healthcare delivery.

 

Revenue Growth and Profitability Management   

 

  • Maintains an assigned book of business.
  • Collaborates with manager and colleagues in other departments to achieve growth goals and retention targets.
  • Collaborates with Business Development to build, strengthen and manage relationships with agents/brokers.
  • Participates in virtual or in-person agent/broker meetings related to specific accounts or overall underwriting discussions.
  • Manages assigned book in accordance with the company profitability goals.

 

Underwriting Discipline       

 

  • Adheres to established underwriting guidelines, authority and filed rules and rates as approved by the various state insurance departments.
  • Evaluates new business submissions, renewals and policy change requests for their book of business resulting in underwriting decisions within their authority or recommendations for decisions exceeding their authority.
  • Maintains policy documentation in appropriate systems in accordance with storage guidelines.
  • Understands and complies with state statutory requirements including policy language changes, notice requirements, Patient Compensation Fund (PCF) rules and unique requirements.

 

Other duties as assigned                  

 

  • Works on various projects and assignments made by the Underwriting Manager.
  • Participates actively and provides updates to management on assigned projects within given deadlines.

 

 

Benefits:

We offer competitive compensation, incentive bonus plans, outstanding career opportunities, an exceptional work environment, and an impressive benefits package, which starts with medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; and an employee assistance program. There's more:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts with a company match
  • 401(k) and Roth IRA with company match, as well as catch-up plans for both
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days, and 6 paid personal days each calendar year (with vacation increases based on length of service)
  • 10 paid holidays each calendar year
  • Life and travel insurance
  • Tax-free commuter benefits
  • In-person and online learning opportunities
  • Cross-function career opportunities
  • Business casual work environment
  • Time off to volunteer
  • Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
  • Company-sponsored participation at non-profit events

 

Overview:

At The Doctors Company, we are fiercely committed to our mission of advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. Our employees are integral to our success as the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer—and reflect our core values of service and professionalism. Employees also make a difference in their communities through volunteer work and donations. In the last five years, employees have worked more than 5,000 hours for local community organizations and donated more than $500,000, in conjunction with a company matching funds program.

The Doctors Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

Job Segment: Underwriter, Medical, Claims, Insurance, Healthcare

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