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1 Sep 2023

Full-Time Farm Underwriter III

Red River Mutual – Posted by RedRiverMutual Anywhere

Job Description

LOCATION: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or Remote           

SCHEDULE: Full-time               

REPORTS TO:  Farm Underwriting Manager



Red River Mutual is a progressive insurance company with a focus on our customers and employees. We believe everyone has a right to feel safe and protected, and to know that someone is looking out for them.  So we treat our employees like family members – we’ll be honest with them, support them, offer a listening ear, admit when we’re wrong and be a positive force in their lives and in our communities.


The Farm Underwriter is responsible for underwriting applications for farm insurance in accordance with company policies and procedures.  This includes reviewing policy applications, endorsements and renewals and then applying underwriting methodology to evaluate the degree of risk involved, and suggest recommendations, endorsement or rejection of the application.  Successful candidates will demonstrate proficient farm knowledge and provide a high level of customer service to our broker network.


  • Review and assess Commercial Farm risk and process Commercial farm endorsements
  • Review and assess policy applications, endorsements and renewals
  • Act as lead for Guidewire issues for Farm Lite and Farm Gen Business
  • Manage all JIRA tickets for Farm Underwriting
  • Assist with training new hires.
  • Apply effective pricing and underwriting practices
  • Cultivate relationships with brokers
  • Analyze portfolio and provide recommendations to minimize risk
  • Participate in training and development opportunities
  • Provide technical advice, training and on-boarding to all levels of the underwriting team, including peer file reviews
  • Participate in insurance industry and broker events
  • Enter policies and understand policy details by checking the policy on the policy management system;
  • Assess and accept risks that fall within the Company’s underwriting guidelines to determine endorsement status, including claims history, property condition, coverage requested, etc.
  • Decline or adjust coverage and rates to risks that do not meet eligibility requirements in accordance with company procedures and guidelines
  • Operate within approved binding authority and seek approval when risk exceeds that scope
  • Represent Red River Mutual to the broker network, customers, the public and other external sources in person and through digital communications such as, writing, fax, telephone or by e-mail


  • Proven team work and collaboration skills
  • Strong written and oral communication and English language skills
  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Proficient computer skills including the Microsoft Office program suite
  • Creative and innovative and shows flexibility;
  • Highly customer service oriented
  • High School Diploma
  • CIP designation enrollment is considered an asset
  • Post-secondary education in business, agriculture or related field considered an asset
  • Existing Insurance and/or underwriting experience an asset

How to Apply

Apply online at: We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request any time during the recruitment process. Our Accessible employment policies and practices are available on request and in accessible formats. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats of communication and/or request an alternative method of applying for a position by contacting or 1-800-370-2888 (toll free).

Job Categories: Underwriting. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: farm and underwriting. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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