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Specialty Underwriter - Surety (Leawood KS, Sioux Falls, SD or Walnut Creek, CA) at Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Updated: January 8, 2019
Category:  Underwriting

Marketing Statement

Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a member of the Tokio Marine Group, designs, markets and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products for select industries.   We have been in operation since 1962 and are nationally recognized as a member of  Ward's Top 50 and rated A++ by A.M.Best.



We are looking for a Specialty Underwriter - Surety to join our team in Leawood, KS or Sioux Falls, SD!

Summary -

Under moderate direction and supervision, underwrites and markets assigned products by providing intermediate levels of risk assessment and technical underwriting expertise to determine underwriting acceptability.  May provide intermediate level of financial analysis to determine credit quality.

A typical day will include the following:

Assists with gathering and analyzing information, applies appropriate underwriting techniques necessary to make an accurate evaluation of acceptability of risk.  May evaluate credit quality.

Participates in marketing activities within the region to promote the development of new business.

Participates in the producer management process which may include, but is not limited to, premium collections.

Prepares underwriting submissions, making recommendations and/or decisions within established authority limits.  Minimum authority is $500,000 (Surety).

May ensure credit quality of accounts managed while maintaining and updating underwriting files.

Prepares and participates in proposals to producers and/or accounts negotiating terms and conditions.


  • Bachelor’s degree; equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Minimum 3 years’ related Surety Commercial UW experience within P&C Commercial Insurance
  • AFSB Designation preferred but not required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience growing a book of business
  • Experience with client relationship management
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Solid multitasking skills and the ability to meet hard deadlines on multiple proposals, accounts and projects
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Ability and background to be easily trained

*Will also consider role to be located in Leawood, KS or Sioux Falls, SD*

EEO Statement

Tokio Marine Group of Companies (including, but not limited to the Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Tokio Marine America, Inc., TMNA Services, LLC and First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In order to remain competitive we must attract, develop, motivate, and retain the most qualified employees regardless of age, color, race, religion, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, family circumstances, life experiences, marital status, military status,  sexual orientation and/or any other status protected by law. 


We offer a comprehensive benefit package, which includes tuition reimbursement and a generous 401K match. Our rich history of outstanding results and growth allow us to focus our business plan on continued growth, new products, people development and internal career opportunities. If you enjoy working in a fast paced work environment with growth potential please apply online.

PHLY Benefits
Lunch Time Fitness Hour
Paid Time Off for Volunteer Work
Family-Friendly Benefits
Educational Support
Medical & Dental Plans
Paid Time Off
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