H.W. Kaufman Group

Professional Lines Underwriter

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job Type
Regular Full-Time



Responsible for underwriting Professional lines risks to a nationwide network of producers and brokers. Marketing to distribution network in order to increase production and profitability of business written.  The successful candidate will preferably have furthered (or will further) their technical knowledge with insurance qualifications.    

  • Underwrite new and renewal business accounts submitted by General Agents.
  • Evaluate and rate each risk to determine acceptability, coverage, and pricing.
  • Work closely with the Company’s distribution network to develop and strengthen relationships,   ensuring their full understanding of the Company’s appetite and criteria in order to increase production of profitable business. This will involve visits to agents’ offices to market Company products and services.
  • Deliver efficient and prompt service to business partners.
  • Assist with policy form library maintenance.


**We will consider qualified applicants in locations other than Chicago, IL**


  • Bachelor’s degree required, working towards completion of general insurance courses such as RPLU, CPCU, CIC, AU, ARM, CPIW, CWIS or ASLI is preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience in Professional Lines, ideally experience in the Excess and Surplus Lines Market
  • Good technical knowledge of Professional products
  • Thorough functional knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, including Word and Excel
  • Self-starter with a demonstrated history of proactive performance
  • Detail-oriented service professional with the ability to communicate effectively with clients

Compensation Package

  • Competitive base compensation
  • Health benefits & 401K with employer match
  • Employer paid continuing education courses and designations
  • Many opportunities for career advancement

About Our Company

A premier national provider of property and casualty insurance, Atain is an A.M. Best “A” rated insurance company. Atain provides national excess and surplus business through wholesale general agents and brokers and also underwrites non-profit D&O, general liability, and commercial multi-peril risks. We invite you to consider joining our winning team!


Equal Opportunity Employer

The H.W. Kaufman Group of companies is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.


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