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Underwriter at Root

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The position.

Root’s Underwriters assess the risk profile of policyholders through the combination of various data sources, including queries that have been developed based on our underwriting guidelines, loss reviews sent by our claim adjusters, and through random audits of our current, active policy holders. However, before making judgement calls on the profile’s risk, they also have to validate the information they’re using, whether through customer interactions or 3rd party data sources.

In addition to the above, our Underwriters generate non-renewal and cancellation notices in alignment with our underwriting guidelines, as well as compliance with state statutes and timing. Improving and iterating on our current workflow is a key component of our Underwriters’ work.

What you will do.

  • Review policies that are queried base on our underwriting guidelines
  • Complete loss reviews as needed
  • Set follow ups and reminders for situations that need further review or action on a later date
  • Document underwriting thought process and actions as needed
  • Generate non-renewal and cancellation notices
  • Oversee CS/UW Slack channel and respond to questions in a timely manner

What you should have.

  • Undergraduate degree preferred. Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Extensive personal auto insurance knowledge. Renters and homeowners’ insurance experience is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; adept in relationship building. 
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and align activities to meet goals in ever-changing environments and market conditions.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and time management qualities.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
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What are Root Perks + Benefits

Root Benefits Overview

Our benefits exist to support exceptional employees in doing their very best work. We have full health, vision, dental insurance and we cover 100% of the premiums for employees and 75% for dependants.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Root employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
A health insurance plan that provides for you and your family.
Life Insurance
Employer-paid for life insurance is equal to 60% times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Pet insurance that protects your four-legged loved ones.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Root contributes the equivalent of 3% of your salary to your 401(K) regardless of your contribution.
Company Equity
Root offers incentive stock options that vest over a 4-year period for all of our Engineering roles.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Root also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Root provides employees with a flexible work schedule but our core hours are generally 9-5.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Root offers up to $100 a month for qualified commuter expenses.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide catered lunch every day.
Stocked Kitchen
Root has a stocked kitchen of snacks and drinks. Everything you need to do your very best work.
Parking
Relocation Assistance
We offer competitive relocation packages.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Root has a continuing education budget for conferences, online resources, and certifications that are related to their work.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Root hosts weekly lunch and learns from
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
We have 12 hack days a year for engineers to explore new technologies or build things that aren't prioritized on our product roadmap but pique their interest.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our carefully curated benefits and perks exist to empower our employees to do their very best work by bringing their authentic selves to work every day.

An Insider's view of Root

What does your typical day look like?

A quick standup followed by opportunities for both pairing and soloing. Maybe an occasional design meeting or retrospective. My team sits at the intersection of a lot of technologies so the day-to-day work varies. There's time carved out to learn technologies that are new to me and to help lead others with the technologies that I already know well.

Jordan

Senior Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I think the emphasis on team rather than personal responsibility makes Root a great place to grow. Engineers aren't concerned with producing their "own" work at the exclusion of helping others. Engineers at Root also just love problem-solving and step up to whatever problems I come to them with.

Liz

Software Engineer

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