Charlie Bush is a Marine Claims Assistant at Chaucer Insurance. He particularly enjoys being in London. "I've lived in the countryside all my life, and London's got that vibrancy about it, the kind of - a lot of my friends from both school and a lot of my friends from University have all ended up here. There's so much to do in London it's unbelievable."
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Insurance underwriters identify and measure the risks associated with an activity, determine whether this risk is insurable and issue insurance polices which provide financial compensation in the event of loss.
There are no formal academic requirements, although many employers expect entrants to study for and attain the associateship examinations of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Entrants to professional examinations usually require GCSEs/S grades and A levels/H grades, an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III, or a BTEC/SQA award.
- Receives and assesses proposals and propositions for insurance from brokers and clients
- Identifies and evaluates the risks associated with a proposal
- Liaises with insurance surveyors, actuaries and risk managers where the risks associated with a proposal are not clear
- Calculates premiums, provides quotations and, if acceptable to the client, issues policies
- Ensures that the insurance policy clearly defines the liabilities accepted and any exceptions or exclusions
- Negotiates terms of reinsurance contracts.
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