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Date: Jan 12, 2019

Location: US

Company: The Doctors Management Company


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 a Senior Underwriter to join our team Los Angeles CA team. Physical location of employee is flexible, including potential telecommuting opportunity. 


Position Mission

Working under the general supervision of management and acting within authority granted, you will appropriately apply underwriting principals and demonstrate sound judgment in the production, selection, pricing, control and servicing of assigned business. Assist management in training of other underwriting staff and must have the ability to travel as needed. Contacts are policyholders, employees, company managers, agents, claims and legal professionals, and members of the general public.



  • 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
  • Must have Property and Casualty Agents license
  • Associate’s degree (2 years college) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • INS, RPLU or CPCU designation, or progress in obtaining such designation, is preferred. 
  • Five (5) or more years of related work experience in medical professional insurnace. Casualty insurance, financial services or mathematical analysis experience may be considered.
  • Three (3) or more years of experience using Microsoft products, including Word and Excel.
  • Good 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 travel and adapt to a flexible work schedule.




Customer Satisfaction

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with agents/brokers, coworkers, and members
  • Responds to agents/brokers and members with 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 achieve, annual and personal development goals.
  • Completes training and maintains proficiency in key underwriting skills.
  • 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 Business Development to build, strengthen, and manage relationships with agents/brokers
  • Collaborates with manager and colleagues in other departments to achieve growth goals and retention targets. 
  • Participates in virtual or in-person agent/broker meetings related to specific accounts or overall underwriting discussions


Underwriting Discipline

  • Adheres to established underwriting guidelines, authority, and filed rules and rates 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 to be Assigned

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



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



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.

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