Workers' Compensation Underwriter

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Workers Comp Job Number: 7120

Job Description

Workers’ Compensation Underwriter needed for an Insurance office located in Palm Desert, CA area. REMOTE! Must reside in the United States. 
  • HOURS: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (35 hour work week) – Pacific time.
    • If the UW resides in Central or Eastern time zones that is perfectly acceptable. The work hours will be based on 9am to 5pm (for that time zone).
  • DURATION: Direct Hire.
  • WORKPLACE: 100% remote work will be offered. Must reside in the United States!
  • PAY:  $70k  
  • BENEFITS: Medical, Dental and Vision – 100% paid by the employer for the employee. 401-k, 10 paid holidays, PTO and Sick days.

Job duties can include, but are not limited to:
  • Underwriting small to large sized risks (premiums ranging from $5,000 - $200,000).
  • Prepare underwriting evaluations and proposed pricing for approval and send out approved quote proposals or declinations to agents.
  • Will be communicating with agents and insurance carriers regarding new business and renewal policy issuance, endorsements, inspections, and audits.

  • The qualified candidate must have a minimum of 2 years, recent, prior Workers’ Compensation Underwriting experience in an Underwriter role.  
  • Must possess a knowledge of basic underwriting skills, class fit, and the Workers’ Compensation classification system.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Must have clear communication skills; verbal and written.
  • Must have a high-school diploma or GED.

Meet Your Recruiter

Sharlene Theakston
Lead Account Manager

Sharlene has been with SDI Staffing since 1998. She is most passionate about recruiting, helping candidates find a successful career in insurance, and assisting clients with finding the top talent they are seeking. Currently, Sharlene works as the Lead Account Manager. She evaluates applicants on their skills, education, work history, personality and salary requirements. She also works with clients to assist them in their search for applicants that have the experience and skills they are seeking for their office. Sharlene is an active member of Professional Women in Insurance, California Staffing Professionals and the American Staffing Association. She is trained in CA Employment and Sexual Harassment Law (FMLA, Meal & Rest Periods, Exempt & Non-Exempt Employees, etc.).

Sharlene was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She enjoys traveling as well as spending time with her husband, their two Labs, family and friends.

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