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General Star Underwriter Trainee (Entry Level) - Chicago

About Us:

General Star is a premier specialty and surplus lines provider, underwriting specialty property and casualty (P&C) insurance for risks with more difficult exposures. It markets its products through appointed wholesale brokers and managing general agents (MGAs) in the U.S.General Star is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. General Re Corporation is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

General Star currently offers an excellent opportunity for a Underwriter Trainee in our Chicago office.

Your Role:

The Underwriter Trainee is responsible for learning the processes of client relationship management and the fundamentals of the insurance industry. Underwriting responsibilities include reviewing and acting upon applications for all the different products that the Department offers, analysis of exposures, conducting research, learning rating techniques, and reviewing risks with a manager or mentor with the purpose of developing a quotation.

Marketing responsibilities include developing client relationships through phone, in-person contact and industry events, analysis of marketplace information, and documentation of client visits and communication.


  • College degree – GPA 3.0 minimum
  • Suggested majors: Business, Marketing, Liberal Arts, Risk Management
  • Prior intern experience and/or professional experience desirable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic team player / self-starter.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and organizational ability.
  • Solid software skills (Microsoft Professional and Lotus Notes).
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.


Rachel Kuntz, Human Resources

Our Address:

One North Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606 (US)

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