(Female, Age 34) from schaumburg, IL

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Current Job

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Job Title Underwriter
Salary $115,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 35
Company Size (not answered)
Location schaumburg, IL
Years Experience 5 months

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
International insurance company with at least 10,000 employees

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Underwrite excess and surplus lines accounts, manage broker relationships, meet production goals

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
4 weeks vacation which includes sick leave. Choice of three health insurance plans (HMO, PPO, High deductible plan). 401k with 7% matching.

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A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Commute downtown to work on train, read emails online and read newspaper
8am to 9am Answer voice mails, check email and deal with immediate action items, say hello to coworkers.
9am to 10am Check list of work in progress. Evaluate each account for desirablity, completeness, and do pricing either by hand or in pricing model. Make phone calls or send emails to broker asking for additional information, requesting clarification, or declining to quote a particular account.
10am to 11am More of the same, interspersed with interrupting phone calls from brokers with service issues, questions, or sales pitches on accounts I’ve declined
11am to 12pm If I’m lucky, quote the price, terms and conditions on a particular account. Complete documentation and paperwork, make sure file is complete and various databases and excel spreadsheets are updated, send quote to broker.
12pm to 1pm Lunch at least three times a week with brokers. Discuss business, personal, other issues; ask for business and explain our position on certain types of accounts
1pm to 2pm Answer emails, voice mail. Deal with requests from brokers on service issues and changes, negotiate with brokers on quotes, assist other underwriters if neccessary.
2pm to 3pm Meetings, most weeks–with company personnel. Meetings range from technology issues, to appetite, to the company’s stability and long term plan.
3pm to 4pm Quote business and return more phone calls, email brokers, work on file paperwork and deal with service issues.
4pm to 5pm Deal with last minute phone calls and wind down. Leave office, head back to train station for commute home
5pm to 6pm Commute home
6pm to 7pm Home
7pm to 8pm Home
8pm to 9pm Home
9pm to 10pm Home
10pm to 11pm Home
11pm to 12am Home

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