Senior Underwriter at American National

League City, TX

About the Job

Title: Sr Underwriter

Location: Remotely or League City, TX

Full-Time: Yes


American National was started in 1905 in Galveston, TX, and also has offices in League City, TX, Springfield, MO, and Albany, NY. We offer life, accident and health insurance; property/casualty insurance for personal lines, agribusiness and targeted commercial businesses; and retirement, annuities and pension plan products.

Why work for American National?

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health coverage
  • Career advancement
  • Professional Development
  • Team Oriented atmosphere


Who we are looking for?

American National is seeking a Senior Underwriter. The ideal candidate for this position would have a high attention to detail, proven ability to meet deadlines and strong interpersonal skills.


The primary duties are as follows:

  • The incumbent is responsible for underwriting life insurance applications promptly and accurately. They will be responsible for assisting with training of other underwriters and underwriting technicians.
  • Underwrite life insurance applications making competitive, sound offers, in an effort to protect over all company mortality and maintain or reduce requirement costs
  •  Review applications in a timely fashion in order to meet department production goals
  • Classifying files into preferred and super preferred categories when the product supports such rates
  • Perform large case underwriting from career field force as well as brokerage market
  • Handle referrals from Senior/Advanced/Junior Underwriters and Underwriting Technicians
  • Determine when the risk requires referral upward to a Chief Underwriter or company Officer to insure the best underwriting of every risk
  • Electronic reporting of MIB reports by entering codes on personal computers as files are worked
  • Responsible for accurate entry or decisions into the life underwriting system
  • Handle phone calls and emails from the field on a variety of topics including appeals on underwriting decisions, discussion of complex medical and financial underwriting issues, and pre-qualification question.


What we are looking for?

  • College degree preferred
  • 3 - 8 years of experience in underwriting risk selection and risk management
  • LOMA courses expected
  • ALU Courses preferred
  • Knowledge of risk factors, particularly medical terms and their effect on assumptions and large case management
  • Heavy experience in workflow system methods, knowledge of successful operation of underwriting department.
  • Proficient data entry skills.
  • Strong organization skills, technical skills in underwriting & attention to detail w/ high level accuracy.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and comprehension skills.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • High-level initiative, follow-through & accountability for actions.
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