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Utica National Insurance Group Senior Business Development Underwriter in New Hartford, New York

If you seek a truly outstanding employment experience, Utica National is the place for you. We are always looking for conscientious, customer-oriented people - whether you're a seasoned insurance professional or just starting out. We offer a supportive and friendly work environment that features a variety of career paths.

We offer challenging assignments, advancement opportunities, full benefits packages, competitive salaries, and a great work environment. We're big enough to offer the opportunities you need to be successful, but not so big that you'll get lost in the crowd.

Reporting through the Center for Strategic, Profitable, and Innovative Underwriting, the Senior Business Development Underwriter will be a hybrid role that serves as a production underwriter for our field operations team, as well as a staff underwriting role within Home Office. These underwriters will be used within any commercial underwriting team when production staff is depleted to ensure that we are still able to service our agent customers, and keep the flow of business moving. While not assigned to a specific region, the underwriters will take on a variety of roles within the scope of CSPIU which could include training, mentoring, research, analysis, and special projects.

  • Review, accept, modify or decline commercial multi-line accounts within any target market and level of complexity within Utica National’s underwriting appetite.
  • Work within assigned authority to help the underwriting departments to hit both loss ratio and production based goals.
  • Communicate effectively with our agent customers, as well as other internal customers and employees.
  • Implement and facilitate training for all levels of underwriting within the company.
  • Will assist Line of Business Directors, and other CSPIU Directors with special projects and initiatives.
  • Assist regional leadership and marketing teams as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Conforms with all corporate policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.


  • 4-7 years of Commercial Underwriting experience.

Remote work considered.


We believe strongly that talented people are core to our success and are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages, career advancement and challenging work opportunities. We offer a Comprehensive Benefits Plan for full time employees that include the following:

  • 401K plan
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Paid Time-Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Volunteer Day
  • Pay-for-Performance
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Credit Union membership
  • Employees' Club


We offer both full and part time employment with the goal of providing work life balance to our talented workforce.

This is an exempt position. By applying for this position, you acknowledge that as an exempt employee, you should expect to find it necessary to work beyond your regular work schedule in order to fulfill the demands of the position. As such, in accepting our offer, you acknowledge and agree to fulfill this expectation.

As part of our hiring process, candidates must also pass a comprehensive background check and drug screen, additional screening for credit or MVR may be required for some positions.

Utica National is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply now and find out what it’s like to be a part of an amazing team, thrive in an exciting environment and work for a company you can be proud of. Once you complete your application, you can monitor your status in the hiring process by logging into your profile. A representative from our Talent Management Group will be in touch if you are moving forward. Candidates must meet company requirements on our online assessment test.

Req Id: 27099

Posted: 08/23/2019