Career Opportunities

Underwriting Assistant

Job Type: Full time


Downtown – Chicago, IL


As an Underwriting Assistant you will support a team of underwriters and assist them in maintaining efficient underwriting processes and provide excellent customer service to our broker/clients. These processes include quoting, binding and policy issuance. The primary duties include policy management, renewal process handling, data file administration and customer service. The objective of this position is to enable underwriters to focus on business production and underwriting quality while assisting in various aspects of the workflow processes.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform pre-assessment for new submissions, quotes, binders, renewals, endorsements and other relevant documents based on underwriting rules and/or guidelines
  • Ensure completeness of all new submissions and reach out to broker to obtain missing information
  • Liaise with underwriters and brokers and as needed to communicate account status and complete outstanding subjectivities
  • Liaise with underwriters to confirm policy issuance instructions for policies, endorsements, forms, notices, certificates, etc. and effectively complete coding/issuance
  • Quality control to ensure accuracy of work (e.g. exposure bases, limits, coverage extensions and/or any modifications)
  • Generate broker correspondence in electronic format (e-mail) related to transaction processing and informational follow up requests
  • Generate Loss Runs, when required
  • Rate premium changes for premium bearing change requests
  • Update electronic diary system to accurately reflect account status
  • Create and maintain electronic file for accounts as required


  • Strong organizational and written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong commitment to customer service and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced team environment
  • Desire to learn and understand our insurance product offerings
  • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required

About Us

Old Republic Professional (ORPRO™), established in December 1983, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Old Republic International Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. We have provided Directors and Officers liability insurance for more than 30 years.


Work-life balance is highly valued, with the typical workweek less than 50 hours, M-F; collaborative; rigorous; open-minded and entrepreneurial. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits package and a friendly, team-oriented environment, and we encourage and reward the professional growth of our employees. Employee benefits include: 401(k), tuition reimbursement, free fitness center, and a monthly RTA (transit) voucher.

Qualified candidates must send a cover letter with resume to:

Old Republic Professional is an Equal Opportunity Employer.