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Underwriting Assistant

Vikco Insurance Services, LLC

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted November 23, 2021.

Founded in 1965, Vikco Insurance Services LLC (“Vikco”), a subsidiary of K2 Insurance Services, LLC, is a dynamic and growing Managing General Underwriter offering specialty commercial insurance programs nationally.

As a leading program administrator Vikco continues to bring new programs to market focused on the needs of our distribution and capital partners.

Vikco is seeking a full time Underwriting Assistant to join its team in Danville, San Diego, or Los Angeles offices.

Vikco offers the opportunity to join an established company in growth mode.

Our compensation package includes competitive salary; bonus plan; medical, dental, and vision insurance with no waiting period; paid time-off in year of hire; and 401(k) with employer match.

The Underwriting Assistant will be processing new and renewal submissions for commercial property exposures insuring mostly against catastrophe perils, including earthquake.

Responsibilities include reviewing applications, rating, binders, processing cancellations and reinstatements, requesting and reviewing inspections, reviewing historical loss information, accessing various computer systems and applications, and communicating with underwriters and brokers.

Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Assist in the general underwriting process collecting information and data from brokers.
Work with Underwriters and at their direction, assist with underwriting, rating, pricing and quoting of business.
Complete formal rating and documentation of bound business.
Maintain renewal listing and follow up with brokers as necessary for renewal information.
Develop strong working relationships with broker offices.
New, renewal and endorsement processing including rating, binding and policy issuance.
Maintain all correspondence activity with brokers including daily diaries on pending transactions.
Risk modeling utilizing RMS RiskBrowser, AIR Touchstone and Intermap systems
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree and No Prior Experience or High School Diploma and two or more years of experience in administrative, data entry, financial services, or risk management.
1 – 3 years’ insurance experience, with earthquake underwriting experience a big plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks while meeting established deadlines.
Strong Computer Skills including familiarity with or ability to learn catastrophe risk models and proprietary computer systems.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook).
Excellent attention to detail.
Proven team player and energetic personality.
Commercial property insurance experience is preferred, but not required.
Vikco is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.