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Getting Personal with Agents and Underwriters

I’ve been working in the insurance industry for 18 years now. Currently, I hold a position as a Personal Lines Underwriter with Central Insurance. However, when I obtained my very first position as a personal lines customer service representative at…

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What if Santa Claus needed to buy insurance?

I’m pretty sure not too many people have asked themselves that question, but I have because I’ve been in the insurance industry for (obviously) too long. But, not only that, but what kind of insurance would Santa need, and for…

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What’s in a Name? The Importance of Named Insured Underwriting

When underwriters think about risk, perils such as fire and theft come to mind. One risk that can be overlooked is improperly underwriting multiple named insureds. This article will discuss the importance of underwriting named insureds.

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Taking Pride In Your Tradecraft As An Underwriter

Underwriting is about people. We have to connect with, influence, talk to, and build relationships with an array of people, including agents, producers, account managers, and marketing staff to achieve positive outcomes. At times, we even interact with the policyholders….

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Insurance Underwriter or Superhero?

Can you believe it? Here we are, already in the month of February, which happens to be Insurance Careers Month! To tell you a little bit about myself, I have worked 22 years in the insurance industry. I know that’s…

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A Sense of Purpose = A Career in the Insurance Industry

My career in insurance started like many in the industry – I just kind of fell into it. Then fell in love with it. I entered the industry as a finance major straight out of college. At first, I wasn’t…

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Understanding Your Underwriter

What is an Insurance Underwriter? I saw this graphic on Facebook the other day and it made me think about how often my friends and family members ask me this question when I tell them my job title is Underwriter. Have you…

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