Commercial Lines Underwriter
Germantown, WI 
Posted 13 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Germantown Mutual Insurance Company is looking to add an experienced Underwriter to its Commercial Lines department!  This is an ideal role for someone with 5+ years of commercial lines underwriting experience who would enjoy being a key contributor in a solid company with a great reputation.  Depending on location and experience, we are able to offer a flexible combination of both in-person and remote work.

Germantown Mutual Insurance Company is Wisconsin's oldest insurance company!  Founded in 1854, we are celebrating our 168th year of providing quality insurance products and great customer service to our policyholders.  We are a multi-line property and casualty insurance carrier serving customers across Wisconsin and Utah.  Through monthly company-wide staff meetings, monthly departmental meetings, and frequent one-on-ones with management, our employees are engaged and tuned in.

As a Commercial Lines Underwriter, you will manage a specific group of agents.  With the assistance of Associate Underwriters and Underwriter Assistants, you will review and investigate new business submissions, mid-term endorsement requests, and renewals, as well as determine acceptability for quoting, pricing, and binding within the company's underwriting guidelines and best practices.  You'll also have the opportunity to develop relationships with your agents through frequent agency visits and outings, such as Brewers tailgates with agents.

  • You will manage an assigned book of business through the following functions -
    • Evaluate new business submissions by obtaining underwriting information through multiple sources.  Through analysis of the underwriting information, make underwriting decisions in accordance with the company's underwriting rules and best practices.
    • Evaluate renewal business as needed.  Obtain updated information on renewals in accordance with company guidelines.  Make decisions on renewal offers based on loss experience.
    • Evaluate in-force business through change requests, notifications from claims, inspection reports, etc.
    • Encourage and assist in the production of profitable commercial lines business by maintaining excellent working relationships with agents and company personnel.
    • Select, price, classify, and determine coverage terms of individual risks, following established company guidelines and philosophies.
    • Travel to assigned agencies to build on agency partnerships and promote products.
  • Exhibit thorough working knowledge of sound underwriting principles, policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Keep current on issues affecting our multiple property and casualty lines of business as well as the competitors and overall marketplace.  Attend industry conferences and education seminars related to our overall book of business.
  • Collaborate with other team members and mentor less experienced underwriters and support staff.
  • Address Agent questions through email and telephone correspondence as needed.

  • Associate's Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Five or more years of commercial property and casualty underwriting experience.
  • Effective oral and written communication, listening, interpersonal, customer service, and telephone skills.
  • Working knowledge of computers, including data entry, word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Ability to interpret and manipulate data onto quotes and policies, with accuracy and focus.
  • GMIC is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes Health, Dental, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Life insurances.
  • We have paid holidays, a generous PTO policy, and special summer hours that get you home early on Friday afternoons.
  • GMIC offers a generous 401(k) program that includes a company match and additional discretionary contributions such as Profit Sharing.
  • We also offer an opportunity for a remote working environment.
  • Our environment is friendly, casual, and fun!

If you are interested in learning more about this great opportunity, please reach out - we'd love to hear from you!


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
Competitive pay based upon skills and experience.
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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