Sr Life Sciences Underwriter

The Hanover Insurance Group

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Multiple Locations

Why you should apply for a job to The Hanover Insurance Group:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2022

  • 4.6/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.7/5 in supportive management

  • 92% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 95% would recommend this company to other women

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Paid time off for family support.

  • Adoption assistance benefit.

  • Annual hands-on volunteer opportunities to give back to the community.

  • #Req #16791

    Position summary

    For more than 170 years, The Hanover has been committed to delivering on our promises and being there when it matters the most. We live our values every day, demonstrating we CARE through our values, ESG initiatives and IDE journey.

    Our Commercial Lines Underwriting team is currently seeking a Sr. Life Sciences Underwriter to join our new business team in New England or the Pacific North West.

    This is a full time, exempt role. This role is eligible for a fully remote arrangement.

    POSITION OVERVIEW:

    Small Commercial Senior Life Sciences Underwriters are responsible for driving the growth of Small CL business by underwriting new business across all lines and sizes of POS and Non-POS accounts. Also responsible for building and maintaining strong agency relationships partnering with Agency staff and SCSMs. The Senior Life Sciences UW should work closely with and direct the activities of their UT partner(s) following established workflows

    IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

    • Categorize and direct UT on next steps to be taken based on assessment and categorization
    • Document underwriting decisions within standards and expectations in Underwriting systems
    • Communicate coverages including coverage advantages to highlight in the quoting process, account rounding opportunity, and identify cross-sell opportunity for Specialty businesses on accounts being quoted. The account responsibility falls to the Portfolio underwriter although consultation between Field and Portfolio Underwriter is expected as required. Declination reasons and coverage advantages to Agents to improve hit ratio
    • Communicate proactively with Agents to convey a sense of ownership and service during all interactions
    • Instill confidence with agents in their decision to place new business with The Hanover mainly SCSMs UTs and Renewal UW colleagues to communicate difficult messages most effectively with Agent partners and on overall agency management

    WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY:

    • Ideally 2+ years in the SC Underwriting capacity
    • Strong underwriting skill and coverage knowledge; ability to make underwriting decisions on POS and CPP accounts up to $50,000 premium size.
    • Sales orientation: able to solicit, qualify, negotiate and close accounts in a manner that promotes deeper partnership with Agents.
    • Demonstrated commitment to service and partners; high level of responsiveness UTs SCSMs and renewal UWs demonstrating strong relationship building    

    This job posting provides cursory examples of some of the job duties associated with this position.  The examples provided are not complete, and the position may entail other essential and job-related functions and responsibilities that employees will be required to perform. 

    CAREER DEVELOPMENT:

    It’s not just a job, it’s a career, and we are here to support you every step of the way. We want you to be successful and fulfilled. Through on-the-job experiences, personalized coaching and our robust learning and development programs, we encourage you – at every level – to grow and develop.

    BENEFITS:

    We offer comprehensive benefits to help you be healthy, build financial security, and balance work and home life. At The Hanover, you’ll enjoy what you do and have the support you need to succeed.

    Benefits include:

    • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
    • 401K with a company match
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • PTO
    • Company paid holidays
    • Flexible work arrangements
    • Cultural Awareness Day in support of IDE
    • On-site medical/wellness center (Worcester only)
    • Click here for the full list of Benefits

    EEO statement:

    The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers.  The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.  

    Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.” 

    As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.  Individuals with disabilities who wish to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform essential job functions, should contact us at: [email protected] and include the link of the job posting in which you are interested.

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    About the company

    Industry: Insurance: Property & Casualty

    The Hanover is a leading provider of property and casualty insurance in the United States.  We’ve been named to Forbes’ list of “Best Mid-Size Employers” since 2015, and have more than 4,200 employees in 35 branch offices, covering more than two million individual and business policyholders.

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    Why you should apply for a job to The Hanover Insurance Group:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2022

  • 4.6/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.7/5 in supportive management

  • 92% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 95% would recommend this company to other women

  • 93% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Paid time off for family support.

  • Adoption assistance benefit.

  • Annual hands-on volunteer opportunities to give back to the community.