Ag Underwriter

  • Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Des Moines, IA, United States

Job Description

Ag Underwriter

**Will be filled at the appropriate level based on experience**

Do you have ag knowledge or an ag background? Are you a go-getter with high initiative, a positive attitude and strong customer service experience? Do you thrive in a work environment where you must multi-task, be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you!

What You'll Do: As an Ag Underwriter, you will exercise underwriting judgement to determine rate and risk selection for all agriculture lines of business. This includes reviewing changes, making modifications, rejections, cancellations, and non-renewal decisions in accordance with FBL policy. You will be responsible for assisting and educating the agency force through daily interaction, as well as assisting the claims department with ag claims settlement questions. As an Ag Underwriter, you will also be in-office support for the Ag Marketing Underwriters out in the field. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the retention of profitable business through sound underwriting decisions and exceptional customer service.

What It Takes to Join Our Team:

  • College degree or equivalent plus 1+ years of relevant insurance experience is required.
  • Agriculture background/knowledge and underwriting/claims/insurance experience is preferred.
  • Strong customer service skills are required, including solid verbal communication and business professional writing skills. Must maintain a positive, customer focused attitude at all times.
  • Must have excellent problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills are required to quickly learn our multiple systems.
  • Must keep up-to-date regarding local, state and federal rules and regulations to insure government compliance and meet company guidelines.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, work under pressure and shift priorities to achieve corporate and business unit goals.
  • Progress towards industry education is expected (AINS, AFIS, CPCU, etc).
  • Work from our office in West Des Moines, IA.
What We Offer You: When you're on our team, you get more than a great paycheck. You'll hear about career development and educational opportunities. We offer an enhanced 401K with a match, low cost health, dental, and vision benefits, and life and disability insurance options. We also offer paid time off, including holidays and volunteer time, and teams who know how to have fun. Farm Bureau… where the grass really IS greener!

Work Authorization/Sponsorship
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We are not able to sponsor now or in the future, or take over sponsorship of, an employment visa or work authorization for this role. For example, we are not able to sponsor OPT status.

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