Special Risks Underwriter – GTA and Vancouver

January 21, 2023 by  
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Special Risks Underwriter – GTA and Vancouver

Comma Recruitment is looking for a Special Risk Underwriter to work for a leading MGA, experience with P&C underwriting, or experience with other speciality lines / hard to place risks, along with broker relationships and the ability to manage and grow a book of business.

Work closely with our Actuarial and Claims departments and make Underwriting decisions that make sense for all parties.  Looking for a talented underwriter that is passionate about maintaining strong relationships with our internal and external stakeholders and love utilizing their strong technical skills to ensure that risks are assessed properly.

We are experts in our field and passionate about maintaining strong relationships with our brokers – this means emails and phone calls don’t go unanswered, and in-person broker meetings are regularly penned into their calendars.  Working in a collaborative team, there is the opportunity for coaching, mentoring and development from our more experienced underwriters to help grow your appetite of risks.

Comma Recruitment is looking for 2+ years MGA Underwriting experience with:

  • Problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Customer service and relationship-building
  • Completed, or pursuing your CIP designation
  • Strong customer service background
  • Team-first mentality

We Provide:

  • Excellent package including salary, industry leading bonuses and career progression
  • Prioritizing your well-being (Wellness Program, flexible health benefits, employee assistance)
  • Promoting balance (flexible schedules, generous time off, and work from home options)
  • Supporting your financial health (employee share purchase plan, pension plans, discount on staff insurance)
  • Helping you grow in your career (education assistance, internal mobility)

Please forward your resume to [email protected]

Producer, Account Executive, Commercial Lines

January 11, 2023 by  
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Comma Recruitment is looking for a talented Account Executive to join a highly successful team. The candidate will be responsible for achieving new business growth targets, building strong client relationships, and servicing clients.

This position will contribute to our continued growth appetite for Commercial Lines and Personal Lines VIP with the opportunity for referrals within the group.


  • Overall responsibility for new sales production including generating a prospect pipeline
  • Build client relationships with ability to identify their needs and mitigate risks
  • Accountable to track personal progress against company sales plans for new business & cross-sell
  • In collaboration with the President and Business Development Manager provide a strategic overview of the growth initiatives for your book
  • Communicate with all key stakeholders to ensure they remain fully informed of all significant sales issues
  • Support, mentor and engage with the commercial account team assigned to assist on your book of business
  • Maintain a strong work ethic with a total commitment to success each and every day
  • Represent us professionally in the marketplace and build your personal network
  • Continuously improve your technical and market knowledge through ongoing training & networking

Work for a forward-thinking employer that provides: 

  • Great learning and growth opportunities
  • Social and industry related events
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • A progressive and team-based culture

 Key Employee Benefits: 

  • Competitive compensation package with unlimited upside based on performance
  • Full Benefits Package
  • Professional Development Courses and Designations
  • Opportunity to work with an experienced and respected industry leaders

Please forward resume to [email protected]

Commercial Account Manager, Hybrid home / office

January 11, 2023 by  
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Comma Recruitment is looking for a talented Commercial Account Manager to join our highly successful and growing team. The candidate will be responsible maintaining an assigned book of business, as well as building strong client and producer relationships.

Help to build the continued growth for Commercial Lines; a successful candidate will be both knowledgeable and professional.

  • Responsible for managing and assigned book of business; working efficiently and professionally with both producers and clients
  • Build client relationships with ability to identify their needs and mitigate risks
  • Accountable to meet business retention goals
  • Prepare renewals and remarkets of existing business 90 days in advance of expiry date or if applicable sooner
  • Collaborate and communicate with producers, managers and relevant team members to create support plans for clients
  • Create relationships with insurance company representatives, understanding market appetites and where business can be effectively placed to meet our goals
  • Servicing clients from start to finish in terms of renewals, policy changes, certificate requests, payments, billing, claims and cancellations
  • Manage documentation and maintain all information stored within our EPIC broker management system
  • Continuously improve your technical and market knowledge through ongoing training & networking
  • Maintain a strong work ethic with a total commitment to success each and every day

Work for a forward-thinking employer that provides:

  • Great learning and growth opportunities
  • Work / life balance with informal flexibility on working hours
  • Social and industry related events
  • A progressive and team-based culture

We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and Benefits Package
  • Professional Development Courses and Designations
  • Opportunity to work with an experienced and respected team of insurance professionals


  • Minimum 2+ years commercial insurance experience
  • R.I.B.O designation required; C.A.I.B or CIP would be an asset
  • Professional level understanding of policy wordings and coverages
  • Experience in customer service and/or client relationship management
  • Attention to detail, time management and a professional demeanor
  • Skills in Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft word. Experience with EPIC as a broker management system is a bonus
  • Ability to work as a team to accomplish mutual goals

Please forward resume to [email protected]

Senior Director, Pricing and Underwriting

January 9, 2023 by  
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Comma Recruitment is looking for a Senior Director with extensive experience with Commercial Lines Pricing with 5+ years experience leading teams.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Commercial Lines, you will need to be strategic, innovative, and collaborative, offering their expertise as well as leading the overall development and ongoing management for our Actuarial and Corporate Underwriting Departments for the Province of Ontario.

In addition, you will organize and oversee activities related to the pricing of all automotive lines. Work collaboratively with colleagues in Ontario and in other provinces to set rate levels and segmentation for commercial products in Ontario and will be responsible for managing the process of accepting complex risks for commercial business.

  • Sustaining rate to ensure profitability, retention, and growth of the business for personal and commercial automotive lines as well as commercial property and liability insurance
  • Develops and supervises the various actuarial studies required to establish the level of these rates
  • Organizes pricing committees, prepares recommendations regarding pricing policies, rate changes
  • Submits applications for acceptance of rates and underwriting rules to regulatory authorities (FSRA)
  • Follows the evolution of the market and the movement of competitors
  • Ensures that the rates to be implemented can be supported by the market and will meet the company’s growth and profitability objectives
  • Monitors the results obtained after their implementation in terms of sales, retention, and profitability
  • Conducting various impact studies
  • Analyzes the impact of various legal or other changes on the company’s results
  • Evaluates the impact of changes in underwriting and claims settlement policies on the company’s data and results
  • Approving complex or out-of-authority underwriting cases
  • Supports and advises its resources as well as the leaders of the operational teams in terms of underwriting by providing explanations on the processes used, risk exposure and develops possible solutions
  • Manages the entire approval process for non-authority files.
  • Ensures compliance with service deadlines and the quality of interventions and by authorizing files under their authority or, where applicable, by presenting them to senior management
  • Oversees the underwriting authority levels for underwriters to mid-management
  • Leads the team responsible for the quality control process while ensuring the implementation of action plans when necessary
  • Participates in the risk analysis and underwriting of large and complex accounts and makes recommendations for underwriting, acceptance, or refusal of risk
  • Identifies the difficulties in underwriting, interpreting, and applying standards that most frequently emerge during consultations or file approvals and recommends improvements
  • Ensures compliance with operating budgets and policies
  • Collaborates in policy development and review
  • Manages the preparation of objectives, plans, and budgets the department
  • Directs and advises employees under their supervision in their daily activities and ensures the effective organization of the department’s activities
  • Takes responsibility for motivating and empowering employees on their team
  • Manages the process of evaluating employee performance
  • Develops objectives (projects) and strategies for their department, monitors the projects or mandates carried out by the members of the team
  • Organizes and conducts information meetings for the team
  • Participates in the strategic orientations of the Vice-Presidency of Personal and Commercial Insurance

Comma Recruitment is looking for the following attributes:

  • Sound business judgement
  • Ability to obtain buy-in
  • Relationship building skills
  • Taking ownership of a challenge and ability to come up with actionable strategies
  • Solid project management skills including communication, organization, and execution
  • Professional, friendly, and courteous in all interactions

Education and Experience:

  • University degree in Actuarial Science or a relevant discipline
  • Fellowship with the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, an asset
  • 10 years of relevant Commercial Lines Pricing experience and a minimum of 5+ leading teams

Please forward resume to [email protected]

Senior Liability Adjuster

January 9, 2023 by  
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Comma Recruitment is looking for a talented Liability Adjuster, investigating, negotiating, and settling a variety of CGL and Bodily Injury claims. The adjuster will be responsible for direct file handling and communication with all involved parties

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Confirm valid coverage
  • Investigate liability, serious injuries & exposure
  • Investigate serious injuries and exposure
  • Provide instruction and direction to external vendors i.e.: independent adjusters, legal counsel, engineers
  • Calculate ultimate probable exposure and reserve accordingly
  • Maintain a diary system to monitor files
  • Ensure files are up to date with BI worksheet, case law, medical and liability information
  • Report any serious injuries to Manager
  • Mentor and coach junior adjusters
  • Prepare Major Loss/Reinsurance Reports and participate in Claims Committee process
  • Comply with service standards as outlined in the claims manual
  • Participate actively in settlement initiatives along with both private and mandatory mediations
  • Any other duties as required

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills:

  • Detail oriented and well-organized individual
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Travel to mediations/pre-trials/trials is required, when not virtual
  • Superb interpersonal skills and leadership qualities/potential
  • Work well individually or as a part of a team
  • Computer literacy with strong working knowledge of Microsoft programs

Education and Experience:

  • CIP designation or working towards obtaining designation
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience adjusting CGL & BI claims
  • CGL experience including a strong background in coverage (duty to defend vs. indemnify), municipality losses, construction wrap up, product liability, occupier’s liability, and environmental losses is preferable
  • Knowledge of regulatory and contractual obligations, medical terminology, vocational rehabilitation concepts and dispute resolution practice
  • Experience with internal and external audits

We offer a very competitive salary, excellent benefits with vacation and pension plan.

  • Exceptional hands-on training
  • A chance to collaborate with and learn from experts
  • A strong team environment
  • A fun, friendly corporate culture
  • A supportive leadership team committed to your success

Please forward resume to [email protected]

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