Personal Lines Account Examiner

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Ohio Farmers Insurance Co
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19000067 Requisition #
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BUILD YOUR FUTURE, WHILE PROTECTING THEIRS.

 

You will be challenged. Rewarded. And valued for your unique experience, background and perspective. Join a team where hard work pays off and original thinking is celebrated. As you build your future at Westfield, you will quickly learn that protecting our customer’s future is at the heart of what we do. We deliver on our promise to help restore lives and rebuild businesses when the unexpected happens. Building relationships has been a part of our culture since 1848. Be a part of a team that recognizes and appreciates those who take initiative, seek opportunity and strive for innovation in a changing world.

 

Account Examiner Job Summary


Salary Range:  35,040 - 40,296 - 45,552

 

The Account Examiner is responsible for the handling of processing, projects, and/or communication assignments for all product lines (e.g. Personal Lines, Small Business Accounts, Middle Market, Agribusiness/Farm, Special Risk, Workers’ Compensation) at Westfield.  Responsibilities vary depending upon the Services area assignment.  Duties may include processing and evaluating agency submitted requests for new business, endorsement, and renewals; phone and email correspondence with agencies; providing underwriting and automation system support; and project center assignments including those focusing on premium generation, coding, correct classification, or agency support activities such as MVR ordering or quote support.  Positions report to CL Services and the Underwriting Business Center (UBC). 

 

Essential Functions (primary functions and/or reasons the job exists in order of importance)


1. Evaluates, makes decisions on, and processes policy new business applications, endorsements, and renewals for multiple lines of insurance in support of company premium growth, policy retention, premium adequacy, and customer-focused quality of new and in force business.

2. Evaluates and updates policy information that supports premium generation, policy review, and assembly. This may include agency or business partner quote support, policy coding, coverage review (such as verification of discounts and surcharges), error corrections, risk factors, correct classification, and premium growth opportunities. 

3. Utilizes underwriting acumen and authority to handle underwriting reviews up to allowable tolerances/threshold. Reviews system submitted requests (e.g. applications, endorsements, coverage increases, inspections) including those by email and phone for type of risk and if underwriting referral is necessary.  Updates policy coverages, reviews inconsistent coverages and determines if referral is necessary to the LAE, Underwriting Assistant or Underwriter.

4. Handles telephone, email, and fax inquiries from Westfield agency partners utilizing best practice procedures (e.g. standardized greetings, proper call transfers, appropriate response time and follow-up).

5. May provide automation support for the following: Agency Web Passport (AWP), agency management system integration to Westfield systems (including password recovery). Handles tasks related to the exchange of information between the company and agency management systems (e.g. download, bridging). Tracks agency contacting trends and elevates concerns (tier 2) when necessary. Evaluates and escalates to Tier 2 technical support.

6. Partners with other Services teams (e.g. Customer Care Center, Westfield Services) to accomplish department service goals. Provides agency or business partners training through teleconference or WebEx. Assists the Legal department with reviews and responses.  May on occasion make agency office visits with an underwriter or leader to discuss and/or explain services.

7. Promotes awareness and education of commercial and/or personal lines through answering routine questions presented by underwriters, leaders, business partners, and policyholders.  This may include training internal and external guests (e.g. agents, underwriters, and business partners).

8. May act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and perform technical direction on a variety of processing or automation related issues and initiatives. May be required to work within agency management systems to complete policy acquisition for transfer business, sales center service or back office support.

 

Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance)


1. Prior work and/or college experience.

2. Experience providing excellent customer service.

3. Experience entering and/or transferring data through a system or process.

4. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills needed to manage workflow and efficiency.

5. Excellent oral and written communication skills resulting in the ability to interact and share information with agencies and customers.

6. Proven ability to follow pre-set processes.

7. Demonstrated PC experience including MS Office products.

8. High School diploma, GED, or commensurate work experience.

 

Physical Requirements (specific to the role) 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

• Ability to work effectively in an office environment for 40+ hours per week (including sitting, standing, and working on a computer for extended periods of time).

• Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as:  telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc.

 

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.

 

Westfield offers a Total Rewards program that focuses on compensation, benefits and wellness, and includes perks like 401(k), pension plan, annual incentive, education reimbursement, flex-time, onsite fitness center and casual dress. Work-life balance, recognition, and learning and career development are all part of a rewarding career with Westfield.

 

To learn more about Westfield and the opportunities available, please visit us at westfieldinsurance.com.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

 

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Applications for positions posted on Westfield Careers must be filed on-line through the Westfield Careers portal.  If you are a disabled person who requires a reasonable accommodation to complete an online application, please contact HR Assist by email at hrassist@westfieldgrp.com.


We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

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