Location: Slidell, LA

Interested in joining a dynamic and growing company? At Lighthouse, we are committed to providing a safe, stable environment for insurance professionals to work productively, provide knowledgeable service and develop professionally with the goal of growing the company and the opportunities for all within. Lighthouse is seeking talented candidates who are passionate about growth, helping others and delivering the best possible service to our customers and employees.
We offer a competitive salary and a robust benefits package, including 401(k) match, medical, dental, and vision health plans, short and long-term disability, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, professional conferences, and other career development opportunities.

Summary of Position:

Manages assigned underwriting tasks to identify business trends, ensure profitability and build agency relationships. Responsible for guiding the third-party administrator in underwriting new business, reviewing endorsements and policy changes/cancellation request and inspections. May provide guidance and assistance to less experienced underwriters and other functional areas.

Essential Duties & Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify, Obtains data/information from published sources, company data bases, and partnerships with sales, claims, agency or other contacts.
  • Guide the third-party administrator in underwriting new business in accordance with the company’s underwriting and service standards.
  • Makes appropriate new business and renewal policy level underwriting decisions based on analysis, experience, and judgment in accepting, modifying or rejecting risks. Reviews and considers business loss experience, investigative reports, claims activity, file information and nature of risks, etc. in reaching sound decisions. Understands and adheres to filed rating plans.
  • Reviews high value home submissions and makes appropriate underwriting decisions based on underwriting best practices and specific high value home guidelines. Reviews and considers loss experience, investigative reports, claims activity, file information and nature of risks, etc. in reaching sound decisions.
  • Makes account underwriting decisions based on agency history, policyholder’s tenure, number of policies, claims history, and long-term performance indicators.
  • Accountable for the proper classification of risks to ensure the matching of price and product to the customer. Is skilled at interpreting and using approved classification systems, rating plans and selection standards to determine eligibility, desirability and proper classification/pricing benchmarks for assigned product lines.
  • Initiates consulting opportunities with assigned agency force regarding business results, trends, competitor information and application of portfolio management action plans as appropriate. Recommends additional products, coverage’s and discounts to ensure the agency and customer receive maximum value. Uses curiosity, ingenuity and creativity to identify profitable opportunities.
  • Actively pursues partnerships with sales, claims, and product management in implementing and driving profitable solutions for all lines of business submitted.
  • Builds and enhances the agency relationship by making contact that conveys interest in the agency’s needs and goals. Completes all transactions in a first-time final mode. Assists in providing agency staff with education when necessary.
  • Maintains and updates underwriting manuals and quick reference cards
  • Assists in assigned tasks from other departments.
  • Work on Company projects as assigned by the Underwriting Manager.
  • Provide full on-boarding, and/or updated training to the Underwriting Team.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree, Business administration, insurance, risk mgt., economics or finance preferred.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in Underwriting, Finance or related insurance experience requiring the ability to analyze data and work collaboratively.
  • Computer literate, knowledge of Windows, Excel and other analytical tools to evaluate data.
  • Possesses good research and writing skills.
  • General lines certification or CPCU a plus.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job duties of this position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with customers, vendors and personnel.
  • Occasionally lift medium to heavy objects.

Other Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of core business function, underwriting policies and best practices, pricing, marketing and insurance contracts.
  • Understands and can articulate company product details and values.
  • Friendly, polite, organized and efficient.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Adhere to all Company and department policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.