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Ag Underwriter

Company: Farm Bureau Financial Services
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: March 8, 2023

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!Who We Are: With Farm Bureau Financial Services, our client/members can feel confident knowing their family, home, cars and other property are protected. We value a culture where integrity, teamwork, passion, service, leadership and accountability are at the heart of every decision we make and every action we take. We're proud of our more than 80-year commitment to protecting the livelihoods and futures of our client/members and creating an atmosphere where our employees thrive.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, with a focus on commercial ag 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. You will define, implement and monitor a client service strategy consistent with our companies mission and vision. 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 5 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. Add to that an onsite wellness facility with fitness classes and programs, a daycare center, a cafeteria, and for many positions, even consideration for a hybrid work arrangement. Farm Bureau where the grass really IS greener!If you're interested in joining a company that appreciates employees, provides growth and professional development opportunities and offers great benefits, we invite you to apply today!Work Authorization/Sponsorship: At this time, we are not considering candidates that need any type of immigration sponsorship now or in the future, such as additional or permanent work authorization. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent 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 considering candidates with OPT status.

Keywords: Farm Bureau Financial Services, West Des Moines , Ag Underwriter, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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