Peoria, Illinois

A career at Auto-Owners is challenging and rewarding. Our group of caring associates create financial security by helping individuals and businesses make a new start when a loss occurs.

Job Description

We offer a merit-based work-from-home program based on job responsibilities. After initial training in-person, this specific role could have the flexibility to work from home up to 40% of the time.

Auto-Owners Insurance, a top-rated insurance carrier, is seeking a motivated underwriting trainee to join our team. This job performs and applies insurance coverage, rules and guidelines to execute the underwriting decision-making process according to Company underwriting philosophy. This job includes training and development through completion of the Company's underwriter training program for the assigned line of insurance and requires the person to:
  • Learn various insurance coverages and contracts along with company philosophy and procedures, in order to make underwriting decisions
  • Read, interpret, and react to documents such as policies, manuals, forms, and endorsements to understand their meaning and use
  • Assemble information, develop opinions, and clearly express decisions using sound reasoning and judgment
  • Analyze loss experience, financial conditions and physical characteristics of risks
  • Acquires a working knowledge of supporting sections of the underwriting department
  • Effectively communicate with independent agents and other associates through verbal and/or written means
  • Participate in and successfully complete the Company underwriter training program

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or direct equivalent experience with property/casualty underwriting
  • Ability to organize data, multi-task and make decisions independently
  • Above average communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to write reports and compose correspondence
  • Ability to resolve complex issues
  • Continually develop product knowledge through participation in approved educational programs


Auto-Owners offers a wide range of career opportunities, and we are seeking talent that will help us continue our long tradition of success. We offer a friendly work environment, structured training program, employee mentoring and an excellent compensation/benefits package. Along with a competitive base salary, matched 401(k), fully-funded pension plan (once vested), and bonus programs, Auto-Owners also provides generous paid time off including holidays, vacation days, personal time, and sick leave. If you're looking to do rewarding work alongside great people, Auto-Owners is the place for you!

Equal Employment Opportunity

Auto-Owners Insurance is an equal opportunity employer. The Company hires, transfers, and promotes on the basis of ability, without consideration of disability, age, sex, race, color, religion, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, or any factor contrary to federal, state or local law.

*Please note that the ability to work in the U.S. without current or future sponsorship is a requirement.

Peoria, Illinois

We are a team of hard working associates and local, independent agents who are proud to be among the nation's largest insurers of Life, Home, Car, and Business; and consistently ranked as a Fortune 500 company since 2002. Our guiding core values lead us to success and have helped us achieve many industry service awards, and our recent certification as a Great Place To Work®. Careers: As an Auto-Owners associate, you have the opportunity to thrive in our certified Great Place To Work® environment, while benefiting from a workplace that is stable, profitable, and invests in you. Some perks you enjoy as an Auto-Owners associate are: • Less than a 40 hour work week • Educational opportunities • Working in a certified Great Place To Work® environment • Newly renovated, on-site dining (Lansing location) • Growth opportunities To view employment opportunities with Auto-Owners Insurance, please go to:

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