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Axis Senior Underwriter - A&H (Location is flexible) in New York, New York

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital – a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

At AXIS, we believe that we are only as strong as our people. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture where employees of all backgrounds and from all walks of life feel comfortable and empowered to be themselves. This means that we bring our whole selves to work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

AXIS Capital has an opportunity available for a senior production underwriter who will source, review, evaluate, and manage complex Accident & Health programs and individual risks. This includes assessing risk, setting underwriting parameters for MGUs/Program Managers including both rates and coverage levels.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Production underwriter that focuses on managing existing and sourcing new A&H partners.

  • In conjunction with the Actuarial team, reviews and evaluates complex Accident & Health new business opportunities/programs and submissions to determine risk acceptability and coverage levels.

  • Works closely with business development and external MGUs/Program Mangers to obtain additional required information in determining either our new or renewal position.

  • Works with Legal, Product, Operations, Claims and Business Development to on-board new MGUs/Programs and/or modify existing MGUs/Programs.

  • Develops and maintains both internal and external producer/program relationships.

  • Sets appropriate premium rates, issues proposals for programs/cases, and letters of intent when appropriate.

  • Achieve targeted loss ratios and combined ratios by maintaining underwriting discipline through the underwriting selection and renewal process.

  • Participate in Underwriting & Risk Committee meetings.

  • Manages day-to-day tasks of assigned risk portfolio.

  • Monthly and quarterly reporting and analysis of portfolio Acts as liaison between internal functional departments and external vendors

  • Handles special projects and assignments at the request of A&H leadership team.

  • Ensure digital files are maintained per AXIS Insurance procedures including but not limited to proper documentation, structure, and authorizations.

Required Education/Training & Experience:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years of underwriting experience which includes at least two (2) years Accident & Health Underwriting experience. P&C insurance is helpful but not required.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with and overseeing MGAs/MGUs or Program Managers

  • Market Segment knowledge: Pet Insurance, Amateur & Professional Sports, K-12 & College Students, First Responders, and Volunteer Organizations

  • Product knowledge: Accidental Death and Accident Medical, Disability; Pet Insurance knowledge is a plus

  • Other product knowledge helpful but not required: Corporate Accident (Business Travel Accident, Voluntary Accident), Occupational Accident, Critical Illness, Life, Supplemental Medical, Dental and Vision

Other desired skills and characteristics:

  • Strong project management skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft’s Office 365 suite applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project)

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Strong financial acumen

  • Demonstrated communication skills to interact well with Senior Management and external partners

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy

  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment

  • Team player

  • Displays initiative and ability to work independently

  • Travel required (10%)

For this position, we currently expect to offer a base salary in the range of $105,000-$130,000 (IL), $110,000-$140,000 (NJ), $115,000-$150, 000 (NY). The specific salary offer will be based on an assessment of a variety of factors including the experience of the successful candidate and their work location. In addition, all employees are eligible for competitive incentive targets, with awards based on overall corporate and individual performance. On top of this, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.

Rewarding. Challenging. Meaningful.

We are shaping the direction of Insurance and Reinsurance during a critical and exciting time for the industry.

Whether you are a student approaching graduation or a seasoned professional looking for a new environment, AXIS has the right challenges and career opportunities for you. At AXIS, we value each individual and recognize that attracting and retaining the right people is essential to the success of our company.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.

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