Britam – Underwriting Associate-Branch Operations.

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Underwriting Associate-Branch Operations   (22000010)

Job Purpose and Key responsibilities

 Job Purpose:

Assist in underwriting and risk assessment within the set standards of service to ensure quality and timely service. 

Responsible for delivering an exceptional customer experience at the Britam branch level and putting the needs of every customer at the heart of every decision-making process.

Corporate Business

1. Review all applications for insurance – determine the profiles of risks presented to the company for insurance and assess their acceptability or otherwise;
2. Prepare quotations as per authority matrix;
3. Custodian of underwriting documents e.g.Comesa cards
4. Conduct Risk surveys for small risks as per the authority matrix;
5. Prepare and issue certificates and cover notes where necessary;
6. Ensure timely preparation and dispatch of policy documents including valuation reports, debit, credit notes & endorsements and authorizing them within agreed and set authority limits;
7. Implement credit control policy and ensure that premiums are debited and collected as required;
8. Ensure receipting of premium collections, daily banking as well as preparation of premium reports for all lines of business as applicable;
9. Review and communicate renewal terms, ensure renewal notices go out on time and follow up renewals to ensure high retention rate;

Retail Business

1.  Conduct 1st level underwriting of new business /by carrying out completeness and accuracy checks to ensure data was captured accurately in the application and systems;
2. Scanning and indexing of customer instructions;
3. Receipting(cheques/standing orders/check-offs) and posting payments in LOB system;
4. Preparing Daily Premium reports;
5 . Advise Policy Administration on dishonored cheques and write letters to customers regarding the same;
6. Processing refunds/canceled policies/deductions after maturity, claims, and surrenders;
7. Forward issued applications to registry;
8. Hold briefing in the event the customer service assistant is absent by performing that role/tasks.
9. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
10. Delegated Authority:  As per the approved Delegated Authority Matrix
11.  Prepare quotations in collaboration with the CSE
12. Drive customer self-service by encouraging all walk-in clients to sign up to the customer portal and offer the necessary support.
13. Ensure business retention by taking initiative to conserve cancellations and surrenders before processing customer instructions

Knowledge, experience and qualifications required
  • Bachelor’s degree (insurance option preferred)
  • At least one year experience in the insurance industry

Technical/ Functional competencies

  • Knowledge of insurance concepts 
  • Knowledge of underwriting processes and procedures
  • Technical competence in underwriting insurance risks
  • Knowledge of insurance regulatory requirements


Unposting Date: 08-05-2022




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