Underwriter - Crop

QBE Insurance Group

We offer a range of options to support your work/life balance, including flexible start and finish times, part-time work, job sharing, 9 day fortnight and flexible leave options.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in the USA ⚠️

Primary Details

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

The Opportunity

Implement crop underwriting business strategy by assisting with business development and growth through building relationships within assigned agencies and applying sound decision-making to underwrite business that contributes to a profitable portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities

• Ensure complete and accurate policy processing activities by reviewing and/or data entry of applications, policy changes, actual production history (APH), acreage report (AR) written agreements, and gathering missing information, resolving inconsistencies and confirming next steps

•Print status reports and track policy cycle to completion, ensuring coverage continuation and avoiding late penalties

•Provide processing and support for claims and compliance departments and complete transactions within area of responsibility

•Review all written agreement documents before submission

•Track, monitor and route written agreements to ensure timely processing

•Correct errors and resolve issues with the FCIC Error Report

•Effectively answer requests for information regarding crop hail from key stakeholders

•Training of local department or provide training to other remote personnel, including agents. Mentor department staff on company and industry procedures.

•Specific duties as assigned by management due to regional specialty crops. Regional specialization perennial underwriter, master yield certification or other region skill specific to region.

•Assist with UAT testing for IT releases pertaining to processing

•Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value “can do” people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun

•Utilize various resources to research and answer crop insurance questions

•Attend training sessions to continue to gain knowledge on crop insurance

•Provide exceptional customer service

•Meet deadlines established by RMA (Risk Management Agency) policies and procedures

Required Education

• High School Diploma/GED

Required Experience

• 4 years relevant experience

Preferred Competencies/Skills

• Quickly and accurately perform data entry

•Use multiple resources to gather and analyze information and use logic to underwrite basic risk exposures within authority

•Understand the needs and goals of a customer and actively look for ways to meet them

•Build and maintain professional networks

•Clearly and confidently convey information to a wide audience

•Prioritize interests of the company and community during decision-making

•Complete tasks by taking decisive or quick action

•Utilize established procedures to guide decision-making

•Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner

•Follow established guidelines to focus on details and complete tasks attentively and thoroughly

•Escalate issues when necessary

•Demonstrated multitasking while maintain accuracy skill

•Excellent customer service and communication (written and verbal) skills

•Ability to work under pressure with a strong attention to detail

•Act fairly, ethically and with integrity when decision-making

•Maintain confidentiality of private or sensitive information

•Multi-task and handle competing priorities; adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment

•Share knowledge, train and mentor others

•Able to self-start and manage to an end

Preferred Education

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Preferred Experience

• 4 years experience with Crop Insurance

Preferred Licenses/Certifications

• Master Yield Certification desired

Preferred Knowledge

• Broad working knowledge of crop insurance concepts

•Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

•Advanced working knowledge of terminology, function and fundamental capabilities of common computer, software, information and communication technology devices, components, and concepts

•Proficient with Easy Mapping, Easy Hail, On Base, Easy Quote and workflow

About QBE

We can never really predict what’s around the corner, but at QBE we’re asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future by helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’re an international insurer that’s building momentum towards realizing our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at thecenterof our success. We’re proud to work together, and encourage each other to enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than 12,000 people working across 27 countries, we’re big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate, and kind.

We believe this is our moment: What if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE — let’s make it happen!


US Only - Travel Frequency

• Occasional (approximately 5-10 trips annually)

US Only - Physical Demands

• General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.

US Only - Disclaimer

• To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Job Type

• Individual Contributor

Global Disclaimer

• The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee’s normal duties. Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls.

Inclusion of Diversity

At QBE, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where each person is valued and respected for their authentic selves. If you require any assistance, such as alternative interview accommodations during the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to inform our Talent Acquisition team.


Base pay offered will vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location and business needs

Annual Salary Range: $59,000 - $89,000

AL, AR, AZ, CO (Remote), DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL (Remote), IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX (Remote, Plano), UT, VA, VT, WI, WV and WY

Annual Salary Range: $65,000 - $97,000

CA (Remote, Fresno, Irvine and Woodland), Greenwood Village CO, CT, Chicago IL, MA, MD, NY (Remote), RI, Houston TX and WA

Annual Salary Range: $74,000 - $111,000

San Francisco CA, NJ and New York City NY

Benefit Highlights

You are more than your work – and QBE is more than a workplace, which is why QBE provides you with the benefits, support and flexibility to help you concentrate on living your best life personally and professionally. Employees scheduled over 30 hours a week will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health.

We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution and a paid-time off program. In addition, our paid-family and care-giver leaves are available to support our employees and their families. Regular full-time and part-time employees will also be eligible for QBE’s annual discretionary bonus plan based on business and individual performance.

At QBE, we understand that exceptional employee benefits go beyond mere coverage and compensation. We recognize the importance of flexibility in the work environment to promote a healthy balance, and we are committed to facilitating personal and professional integration for our employees. That's why we offer the opportunity for hybrid work arrangements.

If this role necessitates a hybrid working model, candidates must be open to attending the office 8-12 days per month. This approach ensures a collaborative and supportive work environment where team members can come together to innovate and drive success.

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

QBE Insurance Groupqbe.com

Global insurance leader with operations in 28 countries.

Working Week

We offer a range of options to support your work/life balance, including flexible start and finish times, part-time work, job sharing, 9 day fortnight and flexible leave options.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 31 days of PTO, including annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer a hybrid remote working model.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 14k across 19 departments:

  • business development
  • finance
  • engineering
  • support
  • information technology
  • operations
  • consulting
  • human resources
  • accounting
  • +10 more teams

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