Underwriter Assistant

Employee Type:  Full-Time

Houston, TX, US, 77024

Job Type:  Administrative
Secondary Location: 
Years of Experience: 

GSR Underwriting, a division of Ryan Specialty Group is looking for an Underwriter Assistant to join our Houston, TX office. We are a fast paced, energetic and rapidly growing organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career. 

Position Summary:

The RSGUM Underwriter Assistant is focused on the processing of insurance quotes through binding with minimal supervision from the Underwriter.  At the Underwriter’s direction, the Underwriting Assistant is expected to process submissions with appropriate information and prepare the quote proposal for the agent, reaching out to the agent as needed for supporting documentation. The Underwriting Assistant ensures quote and binder documentation to be delivered to the agent is correct and of quality.  In addition, the role reviews requests for changes in policies; and either collaborates or drives the process to evaluate acceptance, declination or modification.

Essential Functions:

•    Underwriter assistant will be responsible for preparing and issuing indications/quotations/binders/ policies for new and  renewal accounts
•    Responsible for initial review, clearance, program identification of submissions, rating, collection policy data,
•    Prepare & Issue accurate invoices, endorsements,  and other policy transactions as directed by underwriters and process documents to agents.
•    Prepare and request reports, including loss run reports, inspection reports, etc. 
•    Using Microsoft Excel, accurately prepare monthly Bordereaux reports for carriers when required
•    Follow-up with retailers for information and payments as needed and resolve accounting/billing issues as they arise.
•    Understand and adhere to state tax requirements.
•    Provide customer service and support efforts to acquire and retain profitable business
•    Other responsibilities as assigned by Manager

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Insurance experience in underwriting with excess and surplus lines preferred.
  • Technologically savvy and data driven.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a highly automated, paperless environment, including specialized software packages.
  • Basic computer skills including MS Office Suite. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with others to explain complex issues, receive and interpret complex information, and respond appropriately.
  • Ability to understand written and oral communication, and interpret abstract information.
  • Must obtain a Property, Casualty Agents license within a designated time period if not currently licensed.
  • Knowledge of insurance products and usage’s.
  • Knowledge of insurance markets and reference to markets.
  • Knowledge of insurance rating and underwriting procedures.
  • Ability to carry out complex tasks with many concrete and abstract variables.
Ryan Specialty Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Houston