Work at General Star

About Us
General Star is a premier specialty and surplus lines provider, underwriting specialty property and casualty (P &C) insurance for risks with more difficult exposures. It markets its products through appointed wholesale brokers and managing general agents (MGA’s) in the US.

Casualty Brokerage
We currently offer an excellent opportunity for a 
Casualty Underwriter in our office located in New York, NY.

Responsibilities:

  • Underwriting Analysis - The Underwriter provides an advanced level of underwriting analysis for client and internal teams, evaluating complex risks and exposures that require thoughtful approaches. The Underwriter is expected to have a solid understanding of the cause-effect relationship of decisions and their impact on the business, and to operate comfortably in a team environment where multi-headed risk reviews and analyses are routine.  Knowledge of the NYC construction insurance marketplace is a plus.
  • Relationship Building - The Underwriter concentrates on developing client relationships, bringing an array of alternatives, options, and solutions to clients. With some managerial oversight, and in conjunction with other underwriters, the Underwriter seeks solutions and to take responsibility for client decisions.
  • Learning/developing - The Underwriter takes an active role in increasing his/her knowledge of the business, policies, principles, processes, procedures, and various lines of business. Attends and participates in all company underwriting/technical seminars as well as outside industry-related courses.
  • Related Activities - The Underwriter coordinates and participates in various support activities and special projects for the branch, including conducting research and working on components of larger projects and analysis. 


Experience/Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of insurance experience
  • College degree
  • Knowledge of underwriting and underwriting concepts
  • High level of self-accountability
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Interpersonal skills/ critical thinking skills
  • Capacity to work in a team environment
  • Organizational ability and attention to detail
  • High degree of energ and tenacity
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with clients

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Delegated - Contract P&C

We currently offer an excellent opportunity for an Underwriter in our office located in Stamford, CT.

The ideal candidate will analyze, underwrite and manage a delegated book of Property and Casualty Risks written through a group of select MGAs for the Contract P&C Unit. The candidate will manage the overall relationship with the appointed MGAs, will be responsible for program changes and the training on new and existing products.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain a disciplined underwriting and client management approach with the ultimate objective of writing business to an expected underwriting profit.
  • Evaluate and audit a book of business produced by select MGAs in accordance with established underwriting guidelines. Monitor the quality of risks, the pricing and the trends associated with the book.
  • Handle submissions that consist mostly of referrals from MGA underwriters as required by underwriting guidelines. Quote larger and more complex accounts when needed.
  • Develop effective personal business relationships with both existing and new clients either through daily interaction and periodic travel to client locations and industry events. The position requires approximately 20% travel.
  • Participate in various special projects and in product development.
     

Experience/Qualifications:

  • 3 + years of underwriting experience in commercial lines.
  • Undergraduate college degree.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong/polished interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Natural aptitude for teamwork/Initiative.
  • Critical thinking and organizational ability.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Lotus Notes.
  • Strong analytical skills.

 

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If interested, please submit your resume to Linda Dalesio at ldalesio@genre.com.