Job title: Senior Commercial Insurance Underwriter

Company: TD Bank

Job description: Company Overview
Our Values
At TD we’re guided by our purpose is to enrich the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues, and share a set of values that shape our culture and guide our behavior. In exchange for how our colleagues show up to help TD succeed, we are committed to delivering a colleague experience grounded in Impact, Growth and a Culture of Care. No matter where you work across TD, we empower you to make an impact at work and in your community, explore and grow your career and be part of our caring and inclusive culture.
Making Your Well-being a Priority
A supportive culture that promotes colleague well-being is core to who we are. At TD, we focus on total well-being with extensive programs to help colleagues assess, manage, and improve their well-being across four core pillars – physical, financial, social and mental/emotional. In addition, we champion a safe and inclusive work environment so colleagues feel a sense of belonging and feel supported in their personal and professional growth. Through our focus on well-being, we know that we can help our colleagues thrive, contribute to our culture of care, and support better business outcomes, because when colleagues feel their best, they’re more likely to do their best.
Our Total Rewards Package
Our Total Rewards package reflects the investment we make in our colleagues to help them, and their families achieve their well-being goals. Total Rewards at TD includes a base salary, variable compensation, and several other key plans such as health and well-being benefits including medical, dental, vision & mental health coverage, savings and retirement programs, paid time off, banking benefits and discounts, career development, and reward and recognition programs.
How We Work
At TD, we believe in-person connections fuel collaboration and collective creativity. Our workplace experience empowers colleagues to do great work side-by-side at TD locations, while offering flexibility to work remotely where it makes sense for the work and team. Our teams work in one of three workplace models: Hybrid, Onsite and Primarily Remote. Wherever our colleagues are working, they’ll always have access to the TD community and experience our culture of care.
Who We Are
TD is one of the world’s leading global financial institutions and is the fifth largest bank in North America by branches. Every day, we deliver legendary customer experiences to over 27 million households and businesses in Canada, the United States and around the world. More than 95,000 TD colleagues bring their skills, talent, and creativity to the Bank, those we serve, and the economies we support. We are guided by our vision to Be the Better Bank and our purpose to enrich the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues.
TD is deeply committed to being a leader in customer experience, that is why we believe that all colleagues, no matter where they work, are customer facing. As we build our business and deliver on our strategy, we are innovating to enhance the customer experience and build capabilities to shape the future of banking. Whether you’ve got years of banking experience or are just starting your career in financial services, we can help you realize your potential. Through regular leadership and development conversations to mentorship and training programs, we’re here to support you towards your goals. As an organization, we keep growing – and so will you.
Department Overview
TD Insurance is part of TD Bank Group, one of Canada’s largest financial institutions. TD Insurance helps protect clients from the ‘accidents of life’ with a wide range of products including credit protection, life, health, travel, home and auto insurance. With more than three million clients, TD Insurance authorized products and services are available online, over the phone, and through a network of more than 1,000 TD Canada Trust branches.
In Canada, we have two lines of business, General Insurance and Life and Health. Our General Insurance business is one of the top homes and auto insurance groups in Canada and the national leader in group insurance and affinity marketing. Our Life and Health business is the number one provider of critical illness insurance and direct life and health insurance in Canada.
At TD Insurance, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment. With a Canada-wide workforce of over 4,000 employees and offices in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, our company is always growing and can help you to grow. TD Insurance offers a stable and dynamic work environment where talent is appreciated, and professional development is taken seriously. More than just a job, we offer rewarding careers.
Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or relevant professional certifications, designations, or equivalent required
  • 10+ years relevant experience in commercial insurance

Job Details
As a Senior Underwriter the accountability is to drive profitable growth through quality underwriting with a commercial focus.

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  • Accountable to collaborate with internal partners to identify new business opportunities and provide superior technical expertise to advisors and customers to price the risk appropriately.
  • Qualify underwriting files by understanding the needs and risk characteristics of the customer, ensuring benefits from both top-line and profitability perspectives.
  • Develop and maintain relationships cross-functionally and with external stakeholders to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
  • Act as a point of escalation for more junior underwriters to refer risks within established authority levels
  • Maintain the quality and profitability of the portfolio and refer all risks outside of established authority levels to the appropriate approver for review and actioning.
  • Provide insights on market research and analysis, develop business cases for pricing, coverage and product improvements.
  • Contribute to the introduction and communication of pricing, coverage and/or product changes from time to time, including creating uw bulletins, contributing to development of uw guidelines, etc.
  • Help identify areas of concern regarding loss ratios, risk trends or other discrepancies
  • Participate in Quality Reviews and audits as required.
  • Support maintenance of a compliant UW environment in relation to guidelines and rules.

Workplace Model
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At TD, we’re committed to fostering an environment where all colleagues are encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work, experience equitable opportunities, and feel respected and supported. We’re dedicated to building an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of the customers and the communities in which we live and serve.
Your accessibility is important to us. Please let us know if you’d like accommodations (including accessible meeting rooms, captioning for virtual interviews, etc.) to help us remove barriers so that you can participate throughout the interview process.
How We’re Helping Make an Impact in Communities
TD has a long-standing commitment to help drive progress towards a more inclusive and sustainable future. That’s why we launched the TD Ready Commitment in 2018, now a multi-year North American initiative. Under the TD Ready Commitment, we are targeting a total of $1 billion by 2030 in community giving four key, interconnected drivers of change: Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities, and Better Health. It’s our goal to help support change, nurture progress, and contribute to making the world a better, more inclusive place for our customers, colleagues, and communities.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Business Line
TD Insurance
Job Category – Primary
Job Category(s)
Job Family
TDI Underwriting
Time Type
Full Time
Employment Type
Pay Details
We’re committed to providing fair and equitable compensation to all our colleagues. As a candidate, we encourage you to have an open dialogue with your recruiter and ask compensation related questions, including pay details for this role.
Careers Web Site Cities
Canada-Alberta-Calgary, Canada-New Brunswick-Dieppe, Canada-New Brunswick-Saint John, Canada-Nova Scotia-Halifax, Canada-Ontario-Markham, Canada-Ontario-Ottawa, Canada-Ontario-Toronto, Canada-Quebec-Laval, Canada-Quebec-Montreal
Proficiency in Other than French
This position requires proficiency in a language other than French to support or deal with customers who require services and support in a language other than French.

Location: Saint John, NB

Job date: Fri, 10 Nov 2023 05:06:02 GMT