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W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Founded in 2004, Berkley Environmental has underwriting and account executive units in seven regions. Berkley Environmental offers an array of coverages for virtually all classes traditionally known to have environmental liability exposures on both an admitted and non-admitted basis. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of commercial property casualty insurance, automobile liability and workers’ compensation, along with claim services, providing expertise to meet the unique business needs of our customers.
We are hiring for our Associate training program, anticipated to begin in June 2023.
The associate program is a 12-month program.
The expectation upon successful completion of the program is to be assigned as an entry level underwriter or entry level claims adjuster.
Open to all office locations for underwriting (Boston, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago, Walnut Creek & Los Angles) and NJ or Texas for claims
Candidates will be pre-selected for either a Claims Associate position or an Underwriting Associate position
Each Associate will complete a rotation in our Underwriting and Claims Department with exposure to our other teams including Finance, Premium Audit, Sales and Marketing, among others.
Associates works under direct supervision. As an associate, you will participate in a training program that will combine coursework and on-the- job training.
Associates will actively learn about property, casualty and environmental products, underwriting and claims philosophies, strategies, processes and procedures
Associates will establish relationships within the Company and industry and develop entry level sales and marketing skills.
All trainees will:
Obtain a thorough understanding of the insurance industry
Learn the property, casualty and environmental products underwritten by Berkley Environmental
Learn the workflows, guidelines and processing steps within the business units
Learn to interact and collaborate with colleagues within the business units
Gain an understanding of key business unit strategies and how the strategies are incorporated in the overall corporate strategies
Develop relationships with Home Office employees and leadership within the organization
Learn insurance, medical, construction, environmental, and legal terminologies and concepts.
Our Claim Associates will:
Develop claims handling skills including customer service and interpersonal business skills
Develop claim negotiation strategies and reserving techniques
Learn to conduct accurate and timely loss and coverage investigations on claims involving worker’s compensation, business auto, commercial liability and pollution/ professional liability policies
Recognize and properly address coverage issues, potential fraud, and subrogation
Obtain Texas adjuster license
Work for Berkley Environmental in their current position for a minimum of 6 months
College degree or equivalent
Demonstrated an interest in either claims and/or underwriting in their prior position
If selected during the interview process, the current manager will be consulted prior to program acceptance
Exhibit strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated an ability to learn on multiple technology platforms
Be Detail oriented
Demonstrate excellence in Customer Service
Capable of working in a “paperless” work environment
Proficient in Excel, Word, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint and email systems.
Exhibit an ability to work independently & collaboratively, while handling multiple tasks in a dynamic fast paced environment
Be self-reliant & motivated
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Compensation Range: $60,000-65,000
We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting firms.
Job ID: 2023-8528
Street: 101 Hudson Street
Berkley provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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