Regional Underwriting Manager (Chicago)

Safety National is an alternative market insurance provider that offers a broad range of risk funding products through insurance agents and brokers. Founded in 1942, Safety National is the leading provider of excess workers’ compensation coverage to self-insured employers and groups nationwide, and has provided that type of coverage longer than any other company in the United States. The company continues to expand and adapt its product lines to better meet the needs of today’s employer. Safety National recently celebrated its third year of being named a “Best Place to Work” by Business Insurance magazine.



Job Summary:

Responsible for underwriting and servicing of Large Casualty accounts for assigned territory. Underwriting accountability includes new business production, renewal retention, account servicing and broker/insured relationships that lead to underwriting profitability and revenue growth within the assigned underwriting territory.

Essential Functions:

At Safety National, we live by the following five core values: Relationships, Integrity, Teamwork, Balance and Stability. Our Core Values serve as the fundamental foundation of our corporate culture and drive our interactions, both internally and externally. An essential function of all Safety National positions is to fully embrace and represent these core values in our daily work life and relationships.

Creates and delivers a compelling business case for agents/brokers to place multi-line large deductible accounts with SNCC; champions our well established multi-line underwriting capability and captures the attention of the producer community

Underwrites new and renewal multi-line large deductible accounts, for assigned underwriting territory. Reviews all necessary underwriting information including such items as application, loss control reports, annual financial statements, product brochures, loss experience and claim files to determine acceptability of account. Accepts risks on behalf of SNCC that meet underwriting requirements and declines those risks which are not acceptable based on established underwriting standards, policies and treaties.

Evaluates new and renewal accounts to determine the proper aggregate attachment and limit, retention level and premium. The evaluation process includes loss trending and development, analysis of large loss history and subsequent determination of a premium which is commensurate with the exposures presented. Determines viability of placing reinsurance where necessary

Discusses account analysis and recommendations with AVP, VP or SVP of the Large Casualty Underwriting Group and acts within delegated underwriting authority levels

Presents clear and timely professional communications internally and externally via phone; e-mail; written correspondence; face to face meetings

Works closely with Actuarial Unit to determine appropriate pricing approaches on an individual risk basis

Works closely with Legal Department regarding contracts/agreements, governmental regulation and compliance issues; recommends manuscript endorsement wording as necessary

Works closely with Claims Department to ensure effective delivery of the claims function and is actively involved in the assessment of Third Party Administrators, both existing and prospective

Works closely and collaborates with the Business Development Department in order to maximize territorial presence and broker penetration, driving highly engaged and productive relationships that lead to profitable written premium growth

Works closely with the Excess Workers Compensation unit to coordinate cross sell opportunities and to present a unified underwriting approach at the individual account level

Completes required underwriting documentation and file management

Conducts regularly scheduled producer and client meetings, acting as the local face of the SNCC Large Casualty Group; identifies targeted accounts and develops a sizeable pipeline of upcoming opportunities; drives a sufficient number of opportunities to achieve required financial objectives; achieves targeted metrics including submission flow, hit ratio and yield ratio

Evaluates existing agency and broker relationships and makes recommendations in terms of seeking and establishing new agency and brokerage relationships

Represents SNCC at various conventions and seminars at the direction of SNCC Management

Provides advice and counsel to other underwriters; may be involved in training and supervision of underwriting staff

Additional Responsibilities:

Sales and Sales Management – effective agency relationship skills; proven track record of targeting and executing on opportunities for profitable growth; ability to transfer those competencies to other SNCC employees

Technical Skills – possesses the necessary thought processes to appropriately understand and analyze account opportunities, structuring quoted programs in an optimal way to secure the business while positioning SNCC for sustainable long term profitability

Relationship Building and Customer Service – works across all segments of SNCC and the brokerage community to effectively deliver financial results; embraces the opportunity to present quotes to producers and insured’s, emphasizing the SNCC value proposition

Negotiating Skills – able to win concessions and drive favorable outcomes for SNCC while safeguarding relationships in the process; builds trust and commitment

Teamwork – develops and maintains strong working relationships internally and externally; fosters a team environment by demonstrating leadership and becoming a trusted advisor


Minimum BA/BS or equivalent with large deductible/national account underwriting and sales experience; prefer minimum 7 years of production underwriting experience

A record of consistently high performance and achievement over career span is desired

A demonstrated track record of success in a field underwriting production environment, accompanied by strong local market knowledge and broker relationships, is critical

Leadership capabilities, superior organizational skills, communication, coaching and mentoring skills are highly desired

Business acumen, including the ability to win using data, is critical

CPCU designation a plus


In order to meet the needs of the Corporation, employees may be assigned other duties in addition to or in lieu of those described above.

For consideration, forward a resume with salary history to:


Safety National will only accept resumes and applications from qualified applicants for particular job postings. Resumes and applications submitted that are not identified with a specific job posting will not be reviewed. Safety National reserves the right to unilaterally determine whether or not a particular applicant is qualified for any position with the Company.


Outstanding Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage. Employee and Children covered at no cost, low cost for Spousal coverage.

Medical Deductible Reimbursement Plan

Life/AD&D Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability provided at no cost to employee.

401k Savings and Profit-Sharing Plan

Pre-Tax Dependent Care Assistance Plan

Tuition Reimbursement

Paid Leave and Holidays

Alternate Work Schedules

Business Casual Dress Policy



Safety National is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against or harass any applicant or employee on any grounds prohibited under any federal, state or local law including race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or membership in any other legally protected class. None of the questions in our application are intended to elicit information regarding any protected characteristics, nor imply any limitation, illegal preferences or discrimination based upon non-job related information or protected characteristics.



Location: Chicago
Date: August 30, 2017
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