Underwriter - Commercial Lines

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Competitive pay scale and outstanding company bonus
Jan 07, 2021
Mar 08, 2021
Commercial Lines Underwriter
Job Type
Full Time

Commercial Lines Underwriter

Mt. Laurel New Jersey

Merchants Insurance Group, is a leading Property and Casualty Insurer in the Northeast, and is looking for an experienced Commercial Lines Underwriter for our Commercial Lines Underwriting team located in our Mt. Laurel, New Jersey office.  The safety of our colleagues, both current and future, is Merchants Insurance Group’s highest priority. At this time, most of our colleagues are working remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The candidate selected for this position will be trained remotely and must be able to work from home in a designated work area until such time as it is determined to be safe for colleagues to return to the office.

The Commercial Lines Underwriter will become part of a dedicated underwriting team focusing on small and mid-sized commercial lines risks. This position interacts extensively with internal colleagues, company management and Agency personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Cultivating solid relationships with Agents and internal staff while working towards achieving the most optimal outcomes for Merchants and our policyholders.
  • Works with the underwriting assistant to ensure adherence to corporate underwriting policy and service standards.
  • Reviews accounts beyond individual authority with the Regional Underwriting Supervisor or Manager and recommends a course of action.
  • Achieve commercial lines regional production goals and loss ratio objectives for assigned territory.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • College degree or commensurate underwriting experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years Property Casualty Commercial Lines Underwriting experience.
  • Strong background in underwriting commercial lines accounts and building agency relationships.
  • Property and Casualty insurance related coursework is a plus i.e. CPCU.
  • Previous Agency relationships within the local insurance industry are highly desirable.
  • Microsoft Office knowledge as well as the ability to work with internal company systems (WINS, ImageRight etc.).
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

Merchants Insurance Group Benefits:

  • Welcoming and positive work environment
  • Competitive pay scale
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Full Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401(k) employer match amount is 100% up to 6% of your annual contributions. You are immediately 100% vested in the employer match dollars.
  • Flexible work arrangements, including flex scheduling.
  • Outstanding company bonus programs.
  • Tuition Reimbursement.

And many more exciting company benefits!!