Underwriter Trainee  - Medical Malpractice Professional Liability

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 (MGAs) in the U.S. General Star is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. General Re Corporation is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. 

General Star currently offers an excellent opportunity for a Medical Malpractice Professional Liability Underwriter Trainee in our Chicago office.



The Underwriter Trainee is responsible for learning the processes of client relationship management and the fundamentals of the insurance industry. Underwriting responsibilities include reviewing and acting upon applications for all the different products that the Department offers, analysis of exposures, conducting research, learning rating techniques, and reviewing risks with a manager or mentor with the purpose of developing a quotation.

Marketing responsibilities include developing client relationships through phone, in-person contact and industry events, analysis of marketplace information, and documentation of client visits and communication.


  • College degree – GPA 3.0 minimum
  • Suggested majors: Business, Marketing, Liberal Arts, Risk Management
  • Prior intern experience and/or professional experience desirable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic team player / self-starter
  • Strong critical thinking skills and organizational ability
  • Solid software skills (Microsoft Office Tools, Microsoft Outlook)
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning
  • Eligible to work in the US


Contact: Please send your resume to Rachel Kuntz in Human Resources: Rachel.Kuntz@genre.com



It is the General Re Corporation continuing policy to afford equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, national origin or ancestry, age, past or present disability, marital status, liability for service in the armed forces, veterans status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Gen Re provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.