Selective Insurance Company of America

Underwriter I

Location US-AZ-Scottsdale
Experience (Years)
Full-Time Regular
FLSA Status
Job ID
Travel %
Relocation Cost
Auto Reimbursement


Underwrites new and renewal business within authorized authority guidelines. Administers and monitors underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.  Reviews agency book of business as well as profit/growth results and trends. Provides service and guidance to agents. All job duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.




  • Gather, analyze and evaluate risk exposure through appropriate risk documentation. 
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of coverage forms, rating plans and guidelines in the selection and pricing of individual risks.  Ensure adequate pricing of individual risks through proper classification, accuracy of information and adherence to company underwriting standards and philosophy.
  • Work within specific authority level to quote, accept, decline, modify and renew risks within territorial assignment in accordance with accepted underwriting guidelines.  Work in unison with managing agents and other departments to grow and maintain a profitable book of business.
  • Provide guidance to Agents and other departments regarding various underwriting information. Effectively communicate underwriting decisions and appetite to agents. Reinforce the ease of doing business with MUSIC by meeting or exceeding agent expectations and service quality on a consistent basis.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.  Communicate openly and in a timely fashion.  Participate in the development of team goals and work diligently to achieve them. Support all team decisions.
  • Conduct continuous profit and growth analysis by territory and agency as assigned.  Monitor premium retention with the use of electronic reporting tools.
  • Visit all assigned agents at least once per year. Travel is required approximately 10% of the time.


  • Demonstrate proficiency in usage of all supplied desktop tools, including the automated underwriting and email systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers/peers.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change as the company moves forward in its strategic vision.
  • Must have valid state-issued driver’s license in good standing. Travel required approximately 10% of time.

Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.


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