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Underwriter Trainee - Agribusiness Farm (West Des Moines)

Job ID: 1008197
Date Posted: Jan 18, 2023
Department ID: MI0952 UW - Agribusiness
Company: Maguire Insurance Agency Inc

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Job Description

Marketing Statement

Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a member of the Tokio Marine Group, designs, markets and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products for select industries.   We have been in operation since 1962 and are nationally recognized as a member of  Ward's Top 50 and rated A++ by A.M.Best.


We are looking for a Underwriter Trainee - Agribusiness to join our Farm team in West Des Moines, IA in July 2023. 

The Agribusiness Underwriting Division is a fast growing division and has been established to serve farmers, ranchers, and commercial operations that support a variety of agricultural industries. 

The Underwriter Trainee will participate in a training program which will include learning basis insurance knowledge, interaction with departments, and PHLY product training. A portion of the training program will involve shadowing of current Underwriters. The Trainee provides support and assistance to Agribusiness underwriting staff by handling administrative and routine underwriting tasks.

A typical day will include the following: 

  • Interacts with and learns the role of other groups (loss control, claims, administration, etc.) in providing products and services to routine accounts. 
  • Supports Agribusiness underwriting staff using the necessary systems, forms, methods and procedures to assess and rate for risk and exposures. 
  • Learn and understand key Agribusiness insurance concepts as well as learn and maintain knowledge of company workflow and company procedures. 
  • Contact agents, brokers and marketing department as appropriate to clarify and correct inconsistent, incorrect or missing application/submission information, and conduct follow ups with agents, brokers and marketing department on binding conditions and additional information requests. 
  • Accurately enter all new and renewal submissions, update the workflow tracking system with appropriate entries, run reports to determine assignments and complete account status follow up by contacting agents, brokers and the PHLY marketing department via the most appropriate method of communication. 


Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Major in Agricultural studies and/or Business studies is preferred
  • Ability to establish and build healthy working relationships and partnerships with clients, vendors, and peers
  • Analytical and problem solving mindset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and interested in learning the insurance field
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment 

EEO Statement

Tokio Marine Group of Companies (including, but not limited to the Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Tokio Marine America, Inc., TMNA Services, LLC, TM Claims Service, Inc. and First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In order to remain competitive we must attract, develop, motivate, and retain the most qualified employees regardless of age, color, race, religion, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, family circumstances, life experiences, marital status, military status,  sexual orientation and/or any other status protected by law. 


We offer a comprehensive benefit package, which includes tuition reimbursement and a generous 401K match. Our rich history of outstanding results and growth allow us to focus our business plan on continued growth, new products, people development and internal career opportunities.  If you enjoy working in a fast paced work environment with growth potential please apply online.

Additional information on Volunteer Benefits, Paid Vacation, Medical Benefits, Educational Incentives, Family Friendly Benefits and Investment Incentives can be found at

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