Insurance Underwriter: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:22)
Jeffries evaluates risk and determines if coverage can be provided.
Insurance Underwriter: Career Beginnings (00:58)
Jeffries began as an underwriting trainee after graduating from college.
Insurance Underwriter: Keys for Success (01:12)
Communication and strong relationships with agent partners and policy holders are vital to success in this business.
Insurance Underwriter: Education and Certification Requirements (03:17)
A bachelor's degree is required to work in this field. There are many designations that employers look for, including chartered property and casualty underwriter. Continuing education may be required.
Insurance Underwriter: Workplace Atmosphere (01:28)
Desk work and travel are parts of this position. Communications within departments is common.
Insurance Underwriter: Advice for Aspiring Pros (02:40)
Having good relationships with policy holders and colleagues is important in this industry. Jeffries emphasizes the importance of having patience.
Insurance Underwriter: A Day on the Job (04:17)
There is not a typical day for underwriters. Jeffries describes the process of collecting a premium amount for an injured worker.
Insurance Underwriter: Industry Goals and Services (00:51)
Risk transfer is the ultimate goal of insurance.
Insurance Underwriter: Industry Challenges (01:18)
An aging work force and changing technology are challenges in this industry.
Insurance Underwriter: Looking at the Future (01:25)
IT is changing the face of insurance. Jeffries predicts that people will be working with machines rather than with other people.
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