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Date: Jun 18, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA, 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.

The Doctors Company is seeking an Underwriting Analyst to join our team in our Sherman Oaks, California office.

 

Position Mission

Assists underwriters in day-to-day operations including risk analysis of renewal book, servicing an individual book of business in conjunction with assigned underwriters and providing underwriting support on middle-market and custom accounts.

 

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • INS, RPLU or CPCU designation, or progress in obtaining such as designation, is preferred
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several set variables in standardized situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize incoming requests while maintaining daily work assignments.
  • Strong customer service and team orientation and the ability to work with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to accurately type 25 WPM.
  • Ability to accurately enter data from insurance applications, underwriting correspondence or instructions and credentialing requests into developed processing systems such as Nova,  Nova Policy/STAR, and on-line rating tools or spreadsheets.
  • Ability to handle incoming calls within a call center platform; identify and address caller’s needs by clarifying information, researching issues and providing solutions and/or alternatives.
  • Ability to follow directions and department procedures with a high degree of detail.  For account referral purposes, must know the names and titles of key management personnel and have a working knowledge of department structure and reporting relationships.
  • Proficiency and aptitude in use of computer information systems with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.
  • Ability to travel and adapt to a flexible work schedule.

 

Responsibilities

Customer Satisfaction

  • Responds to agents and members in a timely manner and within company service standards.
  • Participates in company committees, operational projects and initiatives to enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Develops in collaboration with other service areas, implements, and monitors service plans for accounts handled within the region.
  • Provides accurate reports and documents to agents, members and appropriate third parties

 

Personal Development

  • Works with manager to identify, and achieve annual and personal development goals.
  • Completes training and maintains proficiency in key underwriting skills.
  • Maintains proficiency in underwriting systems.

 

Production and Task Management

  • Provides support to underwriters on their assigned book of business.
  • Works at the direction of an underwriting manager or underwriter to track or monitor policies.
  • Manages and prioritizes daily tasks and assignments to meet deadlines, agent/broker requests, UW directives, and customer service standards.
  • Conducts policy research under the direction of an underwriter.
  • Prepares both routine and specialized correspondence or data analytics as instructed by an underwriter or manager.
  • Maintains appropriate file documentation and organization in accordance with guidelines.
  • Brings process improvement suggestions to management.

 

Underwriting Discipline

  • Adheres to established underwriting guidelines.
  • Analyzes new business submissions, renewals and policy change requests as assigned.
  • Recommends appropriate underwriting action on requested policies based on factors such as exposure, loss history, and practice profile.
  • Follows state renewal strategy and ensures credits, debits and discounts are appropriate and within plan.
  • Refers accounts when outside of underwriting authority.
  • Monitors accuracy of all underwriting documents as deemed necessary by underwriters or management.

 

Other Duties to be Assigned

  • Works on various projects and assignments made by the Regional Operating Officer and/or SVP Underwriting.
  • Participates actively and provides updates to leadership on assigned projects within given deadlines.

 

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