Insurance Underwriter

What does an Insurance Underwriter do?

An assessment of whether insurance cover should be accepted and the terms and conditions of that acceptance. The risk of insuring a person or company according to the likelihood of a claim being made is the primary focus. It is about attracting and retaining customers through competitive insurance premiums but also being able to cover any potential losses from claims.

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BA Business Management
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What skills does an Insurance Underwriter need?

  • Effective analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others
  • The ability to understand and process technical information
  • Strong decision-making skills and sound judgement
  • Numeracy and statistical skills
  • Problem-solving skills and a logical approach to work
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Team working skills as well as the ability to use initiative.

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