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Underwriter - Healthcare


CNA Hardy


Manchester, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Healthcare & Medical




Not specified

Permanent | Full Time

Position Summary

We are seeking to hire a healthcare underwriter to join our Manchester office. The role will be focused mainly on Healthcare package business namely medical malpractice, PL & EL and will service all UK regional locations (outside of London) and will cover both new and existing business.

The role will work under broad supervision, responsible for underwriting risks in a book of business. Works within limited authority on assignments of moderate technical complexity. Utilises underwriting policies and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviews applications and financial requirements for risks requiring technical underwriting skills.
  • Determines acceptability of risk in accordance with company guidelines and standards.
  • Recommends appropriate pricing and coverage modifications or enhancements for risks after complete analysis and consideration of applicant documentation, business factors and competitive situations.
  • Prepares quotations and answers questions from Brokers, internal and external contacts and escalates issues as necessary.
  • Prepares written communications on adverse underwriting decisions, rate appeals, underwriting requirements, status and declinations. Verbally notifies Brokers of decisions where appropriate in order to ensure clear understanding of the decision.
  • Analyses quality, quantity, and profitability of risks underwritten and prepares reports for
  • management review.
  • May assist in marketing products and services through the brokerage community and makes field visits.
  • Develops and maintains positive Broker relationships.
  • Keeps current on state/territory issues, regulations and trends.
  • Works with more senior underwriters or management on risks exceeding authority level or requiring special handling.
  • Develop proficiency in all relevant CNA systems.
  • May update the underwriting systems.
  • May perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • C. 3 years experience working in Healthcare either in a underwriting or broking environment.
  • Knowledge of the Healthcare/Medical Malpractice market and products
  • Developing technical expertise and negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively interact with peer level CNA internal and external business partners.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and make sound business decisions effectively.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite as well as other business-related software.

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