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Underwriting Assistant - BSR

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies Omaha, NE


BHHIC Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of insurance companies, we offer outstanding opportunities for professionals interested in working with a successful company. We offer unparalleled financial strength, stability and "large company" benefits, in addition to an exciting, friendly, "small company" atmosphere.

Job Objective:

Assists Senior Underwriting Coordinator and underwriters in all facets of BHHC Specialty Risk (BSR) agency underwriting process. Processes commercial property, non-admitted auto and surplus lines transactions within the AIM system. Processes endorsements, prepares binders and invoices all premiums. Reviews and processes all other endorsement requests from retail customers with direction from underwriters according to company and agency guidelines. Processes cancellations and reinstatement transactions. May assist underwriters with rating accounts, preparing indications and reviewing inspection reports and audits as needed. May assist Agency Reconciliation department for accounts receivable due BSR from retailers. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes commercial property, non-admitted auto and surplus lines transactions within the AIM system.
  • Obtains additional information as needed from retail agents using excellent customer service issues
  • Quote and Bind packets to appointed retail customers. Prepares billing for new business, renewals, endorsements and cancellations. Processes endorsements. Reviews new business policies, renewal policies and endorsements for accuracy and distributes to appropriate parties. Issues policies and endorsements (when applicable); prepares surplus lines affidavits when necessary.
  • Inputs new retail customer information into the Database Management Utility (DMU) system.
  • Communicates with retail customers by memo or phone to obtain additional information as needed.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs related duties as situation dictates such as participating in special projects, etc.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (*minimum qualifications needed to perform essential job function)

Required Knowledge:

*High school diploma or GED or equivalent and two years college or equivalent

*Good math skills

*Strong attention to detail

*Good communication and phone skills

*Working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets

*Personal computer related software such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)

Preferred Knowledge:

*2-3 years related work experience

*PC hardware/software capabilities and limitations

*Insurance terminology for property and casualty industry

*Insurance related courses


*Excellent oral and written communication

*Computer proficiency

*Excellent grammar, punctuation, and spelling

*Excellent customer service skills


*Work independently

*Work well with others

*Organize time and resources and handle multiple priorities

*Respond well to demands on time and resources

*Plan, prioritize, and meet deadlines

*Research, evaluate alternatives, reach decisions, and make recommendations

*Work with detail with accuracy

A comprehensive benefits package is available for regular, full-time employees, including health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance as well as a 401(k) with company match. We also proudly offer 100% upfront tuition reimbursement to regular, full-time employees, to further your education. Our Omaha office boasts a complimentary state-of-the-art, on-site gym, a robust wellness program, low-cost downtown parking, and numerous volunteer and networking opportunities with other emerging professionals.

Date Posted January 13, 2023
Date Closes February 12, 2023
Requisition R11681
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Marketing Communications
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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