Commercial Lines Senior Underwriter


Umialik Insurance Company, a member of the Western National Insurance Group, is looking to add an experienced Commercial Lines Senior Underwriter to our Anchorage team. This position is responsible to develop a book of business by writing and retaining larger and more complex commercial lines accounts through our assigned agency partners.

This is an amazing opportunity for an individual seeking to effectively build and maintain strong agency relationships, operate under a designated level of authority while developing and growing a larger and more complex book of business, and assess risk and exposures to identify business opportunities that maximize loss ratio and growth objectives.

The ideal candidate will have their CPCU, AU or CIC certification or willing to attain such designation as well as have at least three years of experience in a similar position.


  • Reviews, classifies, evaluates, and prices business within an established level of authority.
  • Effectively manages an agency territory to achieve established growth and profit goals while building and maintaining strong agency relationships.
  • Manages larger, challenging and more complex commercial business and agency assignments.
  • Assesses risk and exposures while maximizing assigned territory loss ratio and growth objectives.
  • Travels to assigned agencies to build on agency partnerships and promote/negotiate higher agency ranking positions.
  • Applies company guidelines and procedures to determine acceptability of new business and renewals of increasing complexity.
  • Identifies and analyzes patterns from partial and/or conflicting data, finding solutions.
  • Provides technical support and mentorship to other team members.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • At least 3 years of property-and-casualty commercial lines underwriting experience.
  • CPCU, AU, or CIC certification required or willing to attain.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Insurance or Finance or equivalent related experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of industry best practices, standards and commercial multi-line underwriting concepts.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, and solve complex problems.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation, relationship building, and analytical skills.


Currently ranked as the 37th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has earned accolades year-over-year as an employer of choice and garnered multiple awards for wellness in the workplace including the Wellness by Design Platinum +Green award from Hennepin County and is a mspWellness Champion. Western National was also named a Star Tribune Top Workplace in 2021 and 2022. The company is also consistently recognized as a Wards Top 50 performing property-and-casualty insurance company for its outstanding financial results.

Western National has long been known as “The Relationship Company®,” and caring for our employees is a part of that relationship commitment. Western National values connectiveness, empowerment, and accountability.  Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a commitment to a healthy work/life balance. These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for ten years or more!

Western National offers full time employees a significant Total Rewards Package, including:

  • Medical insurance Plan options
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401(k) Plan (plus company match)
  • Wellbeing Program
  • Onsite Fitness Studio
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Time Off – including vacation and holiday pay
  • 100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved job-relevant coursework and access to The Institutes (Risk & Insurance Education)
  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Discounts on personal auto and homeowner's insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Profit-sharing bonus
  • Other standard employee benefits – including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more.

 Western National 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.

Anchorage, AK

6 day(s) ago

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