Underwriting Assistant

A Future with NovaRisk

Now is the time to move forward and make a mark with NovaRisk.  We are a fast-paced Managing General Underwriter that provides innovative risk transfer solutions to our partners in the U.S. and Canada.  We encourage your unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas to grow together. Our growth strategy is not limited to typical insurance.  Our innovation is led by the market needs and our clients.  Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry.

Role Summary

Acting as a vital resource and working closely with the underwriting team, you’ll support the business through a variety of operational tasks and accountabilities.  This position requires an individual who is a self-starter with attention to detail and can work independently as well as collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. This is a dynamic role and involves working hands-on in various business and insurance operation domains including reporting, underwriting and technology, and data analytics.

About You

The ideal candidate is proactive, positive, detail-oriented and organized.  You have strong computer and interpersonal skills, thrive in a fast-paced environment and are flexible to assume a variety of responsibilities as needed.  You exhibit business acumen to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment with senior executives and have a demonstrated ability to develop internal and external relationships.   A resourceful, inquisitive individual who enjoys problem solving leveraging your interpersonal and communication skills to effectively manage and influence multiple stakeholders and escalate decisions appropriately.

Key Accountabilities

Provide administrative support to the underwriting team through submission and underwriting preparation, including:

    • Data entry for quotes, new business, renewals, and endorsements across all policy systems.
    • Policy issuance to brokers.
    • Billing issuance to brokers ensuring premium payments are accurate
    • Liaise with brokers to obtain outstanding documentation e.g., account information/ application forms etc.
    • Maintain policy file accuracy in the appropriate format / system
    • Provide renewal lists, claims info, loss runs, inspection reports
    • Provide ad hoc support to underwriters as requested
    • Assist with special tasks, projects, initiatives as  required.
    • Provide ad hoc support to underwriters as requested

Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or greater.  CIP, FCIP, CRM or related insurance certification preferred
    • 2+ years+ related experience in administration and/or corporate environment with a fast pace (experience in the insurance industry would be an asset)
    • Effective verbal, writing and listening communications skills in English
    • Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Knowledge of industry software such as EPIC or a similar BMS is an asset