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7 Jun 2022

Full-Time Farm & Commercial Underwriter

Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance – Posted by SMI Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Job Description

As a property and casualty insurance specialist for more than 100 years, Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company (SMI) seeks opportunities to be the preferred insurance carrier. At SMI, we not only celebrate people, but we are driven by a relentless need to build personal connections resulting in exceptional customer experiences. Join a team that strives to become a beacon of hope in times where people need us the most.

SMI is looking for a permanent, full-time Underwriter to join our growing team. Reporting to the Underwriting Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, rating and processing new business, renewals and revisions for risks complex in nature.

The successful candidate will have a minimum two years related insurance experience along with the completion of at four Insurance Institute courses and a positive commitment towards the completion of the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. The individual must have knowledge of policy rating and underwriting practices, excellent communication skills as well as the ability to lead, motivate and train other employees. The ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and to deliver quality service are also essential skills required for this position.

As Farm/Commercial Underwriter YOU Will Be Responsible For:

• Reviewing applications, renewals and revisions to existing policies for insurance to determine the nature and degree of non-standard and/or problematic risks. Researching and obtaining additional information on risk if required.
• Determining if risk is acceptable, is acceptable with restrictions, or should be declined based on analysis and evaluation of all information pertinent to the risk within the authority limit guidelines of this position.
• Determining action required to improve risk and recommends restrictions to coverages or revisions to deductibles or premiums based on analysis of the risk.
• Determining appropriate rates, applying applicable discounts and surcharges and calculating premiums.
• Negotiating with brokers as to the conditions, limitations, rates and premiums to apply.
• Determining percentage of involvement in subscription policies.
• Processing new applications, renewals, revisions, cancellations and quotes.
• Answering inquiries orally and/or in writing and acts as a technical resource to brokers, insureds, and other employees on policy exclusions, wordings, coverages, and premiums.
• Developing correspondence to request information and to explain underwriting requirements and decisions.
• Training, reviewing and approving the work of less senior underwriting and clerical staff.
• Performing quality control checks.
• Testing the accuracy of information systems including updates to the system.

Come grow your career with a company committed to putting people first. When people join SMI, they are here to stay! At SMI, we take pride in caring for our employees as it is the collaborative efforts of our entire team which will allow us to continue to remain successful today and into the future.

This unionized position offers an annual salary range of $52,107 – $ 71,578, a comprehensive benefits package, a fun and inclusive work environment, professional development opportunities and the potential for further advancement within the company.


The posting will remain open until the position is filled. SMI thanks all interested candidates; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

SMI is doing amazing things and we want YOU to be part of our team and continued success! If this sounds like the opportunity for YOU, we want to hear from YOU! Please submit an electronic copy of your cover letter and resume with Farm/Commercial Underwriter in the subject line to Human Resources Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company 279 3rd Avenue North SASKATOON SK S7K 2H8 Confidential Fax: (306) 653-3542

Job Categories: Underwriting. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 9 days.

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