Trainee (Business Development)

<strong>AF Group (Lansing, Mich.) and its subsidiaries are a premier provider of innovative insurance solutions. Insurance policies may be issued by any of the following companies within AF Group: Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Accident Fund National Insurance Company, Accident Fund General Insurance Company, United Wisconsin Insurance Company, Third Coast Insurance Company, or CompWest Insurance Company.</strong>

Lansing, USA

AF Group

<p class="p1"><strong>AF Group&rsquo;s focused and passionate team uses industry-leading best practices, analytics and resources to manage risk and minimize loss for our policyholders while strengthening businesses with our valued independent agent partners.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>We strive to continuously increase the long-term value of our organization by outperforming our industry peers and fostering a culture of underwriting and claims excellence.</strong></p>

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Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

Overview: <br /> <p>This is an entry-level position that is part of a formal training program. This job is foundational and expected to be a starting point within Business Development/Underwriting and is expected to last up to one year.</p> <p>Upon completion of the training program, the trainee is expected to be familiar with the department policies, processes, procedures, and terminology related to the job. In addition, the trainee will be proficient in the job responsibilities and tasks of the progressive positions within the career path. The trainee will be evaluated on their progress during the training period and on successful completion of the training plan. Upon satisfactory completion of training, the trainee will be eligible for a targeted position within the career path.</p> <br /><br /> <p><strong>WORKING CONDITIONS:</strong></p> <p>Work is performed in the office and occasionally in the field with minimal hazards. Minimal travel is required with occasional overnight stays.</p> <p>Work is performed primarily in the field. However, may be required to visit customer locations that may present some unusual hazards. Frequent travel, primarily by auto, is required with overnight stays. Ability to lift and carry computer equipment weighing up to 35 lbs.&nbsp;Must possess a valid driver's license with a record that meets corporate standards.&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <br /> <p><strong>In a Learning Capacity:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Learn and develop skills and competencies from performance of assigned duties.</li> <li>Learn and develop skills and competencies in the use of systems, software, and programs.</li> <li>Research and analyze information within the assigned area (Claims, Loss Control, Underwriting)</li> <li>Work on special projects as assigned.</li> <li>Compute and provide reports, attend company meetings, and provide feedback to the appropriate supervisor(s).</li> <li>Works with all internal departments to resolve problems and maintain company relations.</li> <li>Participates as necessary on special committees and task forces.</li> </ul> <p><strong><br />Underwriting:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Calculates, prepares, and develops premium quotations using corporate underwriting guidelines within letter of authority</li> <li>Determines underwriting eligibility for prospective policyholders and develops appropriate pricing for new business, renewals, and endorsements</li> <li>Analyzes and reviews prospective accounts for insurability and accepts or rejects within letter of authority.</li> <li>Supports agency relationships.</li> <li>Develops new business and retention of existing business in a given territory or region.</li> <li>Explains and emphasizes the benefit of workers&rsquo; compensation insurance products and services to customers (agents and policyholders).</li> <li>Analyze accounts to determine exposure and proper pricing</li> <li>Reviews loss trends and develops action plans to correct problem areas</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <p><strong>EDUCATION OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Associate's in related field and certification (such as ARM, CPCU, AU) required; or a&nbsp;Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in related field required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Continuous learning required, as defined by the Company&rsquo;s learning philosophy.</li> <li>Certification, or progress toward, highly preferred and encouraged.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>EXPERIENCE:</strong></p> <ul> <li>With proper education, no experience is required.</li> <li>One year of relevant experience in an insurance environment or knowledge of worker&rsquo;s compensation is desired.</li> <li>Bi-lingual skills in speaking, writing, or reading English and Spanish are desired.</li> <li>Agency Management and marketing experience preferred.</li> </ul> <br /> <p><strong>SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ability to make efficient and effective decisions.</li> <li>Basic knowledge of workers' compensation industry.</li> <li>Ability to function effectively in a multi-functional team environment.</li> <li>Ability to learn and be proficient with computers and company standard software specific to the position.</li> <li>Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.</li> <li>Ability to self-motivate and work independently with minimal supervision.</li> <li>Ability to organize and prioritize work with minimal supervision.</li> <li>Ability to comprehend consequences of various situations and make appropriate individuals aware when making decisions.</li> <li>Excellent oral and written communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to relocate, if required by business need.</li> <li>Ability to perform other assignments at locations outside of the office.</li> </ul>