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Associate Underwriter - Commercial Lines

Employee Type:  Full-Time

Richmond, VA, US, 23235

Job Type:  Administrative
Secondary Location: 
Years of Experience: 

RT Specialty, a division of Ryan Specialty, is looking for an E&S Associate Underwriter - Commercial Lines to join Team Stoneman in our Richmond office. We are a fast-paced, energetic, and rapidly growing organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career. Ryan Specialty has been named one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces by Newsweek and has been named 2023 Top Insurance Employer by Insurance Business America.

Position Summary:

The Associate Underwriter performs tasks which assist in meeting production goals by acting as a liaison for underwriters, brokers, and customers and assisting with tasks and training associated with underwriting.

Essential Functions:

  • Acts as liaison between Underwriters and brokers by responding to inquiries, working with brokers to obtain information needed to quote, and providing revised quotes as requested.
  • Acts as liaison between Underwriters and internal employees by answering questions and providing underwriting information that is needed to service accounts (regarding binding, endorsements, cancellation, certificates, inspections, and any other underwriting related items).
  • Acts as liaison between the Underwriters and carriers by sending submissions to the carrier at the request of the Underwriter, obtaining additional information that the carrier needs in order to provide a quote, following up with the carriers for quotes, contacting the carrier with questions that need the carriers involvement, and responding to questions that the carrier has regarding polices that we have issued. 
  • Processes new/renewal quotes received from our carriers or per the direction of the Underwriter. 
  • Handles short-term polices that will be expiring by reaching out to the broker to see if extensions will be needed, quoting those extensions, and sending requests to extend the policy to our endorsement team or the carrier for processing. 
  • Backs up Underwriters and Underwriting Assistants when they are out of the office or otherwise unavailable. 
  • Assists with training and/or cross-training other Underwriting Assistants and Inspection Representatives and assists with other Underwriting Assistant Team members’ tasks as needed. 


  • High school diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years Property/Casualty insurance experience, 5 years preferred.
  • Ability to establish collaborative working relationships and actively develop them to effectively accomplish work objectives.
  • Work cooperatively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Ability to multi-task; set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals and evaluate processes/results.
  • Ability to perform job duties and manage workload with little or no supervision.
  • Must be punctual, and demonstrate initiative and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment while consistently maintaining accuracy and strong attention to detail.


Ryan Specialty is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are committed to building, growing, and sustaining a diverse workforce that is reflective of society throughout the entirety of the organization and throughout the insurance industry.
We strive to harness our differences and commonalities to better serve our clients, trading partners, workforce, and communities.
We aspire to cultivate a company that is both inclusive and equitable, where every employee is recognized and assessed based on their performance and contributions.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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