H.W. Kaufman Group

Associate Underwriter

Location US-TX-Houston
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Burns & Wilcox



When someone needs coverage for the unique, the unusual, or the unconventional, they come to Burns & Wilcox. Our Associate Underwriters underwrite and supervise a portion of an Underwriter’s book of business, support renewal and new business development, and have the opportunity to achieve full underwriting authority.  Burns & Wilcox offers unparalleled resources and exposure for those looking to grow their career in the specialty insurance industry.  Interested? Join our team!


Job Duties:

  • Underwrite and supervise a portion of an Underwriter’s book of business, focused on, but not limited to renewals
  • Evaluate, classify, and rate each risk to determine acceptability, coverage, and pricing to prepare quotes
  • Assist Underwriters to develop and execute marketing plans to drive new and renewal business, including in-person agency visits, telemarketing and distributing marketing materials
  • Mentor and train Assistant Underwriters as needed  


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Minimum 2 years of Underwriting support or industry experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in sales and marketing
  • Proven organization skills and ability with a strong attention to detail
  • Interest in continued education and professional development to obtain full underwriting authority



  • Competitive compensation
  • Employer paid professional development, including continuing insurance education courses, designations, certifications and licenses
  • Access to Kaufman Institute, H.W. Kaufman Group’s corporate university
  • Health and welfare benefits including medical, vision and dental
  • 401K with employer match
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays


About Our Company

Burns & Wilcox is the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. In 1969, the late Herbert W. Kaufman recognized an opportunity to fill a void in the industry by establishing Burns & Wilcox as a wholesale brokerage and underwriting organization that would provide brokers and agents with unique access to a variety of insurance markets and help place their specialty risks. Today under the leadership of Mr. Kaufman’s son, Alan Jay Kaufman, that entrepreneurial spirit is thriving as Burns & Wilcox offers comprehensive solutions for retail insurance agents of all sizes, from the large alphabet houses to the more than 30,000 brokers and agent partners worldwide.


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