Segments in this Video

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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Insurance Underwriter—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an insurance underwriter? In this Career Q&A video interview, Samantha Jeffries talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success in insurance underwriting. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: BVL158170

ISBN: 978-1-64347-907-1

Copyright date: ©2018

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