• - UW - D&O
  • IL, CT, USA
  • $80,000.00-$115,000.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision,Open Vacation Plan; Matching 401(k); Co. Paid Life Ins, STD, LTD; Generous Paid Sick & Family Bonding Leave; Tuition & Educational Reimbursements

Underwriter - D&O

This is a hybrid position requiring 3 days in office at any one of the following office locations: Hartford, CT or Chicago, IL.

At CapSpecialty, we are a specialty underwriting company being driven by well-informed, entrepreneurial and proactive employees. Come join our exciting company where you can really make an impact, and each individual's unique skills and talents are recognized and valued. You will find an accessible leadership team that welcomes opinions and ideas. We owe much of our success to our collaborative environment and set of three guiding principles rooted in customer-centricity, employee excellence and corporate culture.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages – including an innovative open vacation plan, generous paid sick and parental leave, fully vested matching 401k, company-paid group term life insurance and short- & long-term disability plans, professional and educational growth opportunities, flexible and casual work environment, and recognition for exceptional performance. Please see our full list of Total Rewards here.

CapSpecialty is seeking a Underwriter in our D&O department to ensure profitable results and premium growth by adhering to underwriting guidelines. Ensure consistency and accuracy of all work produced. Develop and manage broker relationships while marketing CapSpecialty and its products as needed.


  • Underwrite and service new and existing accounts within underwriting authority, responding to broker, insured and management inquiries. 
  • Create and maintain underwriting profits and ensure performance and compliance with underwriting guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain broker relationships through exceptional customer service. 
  • Keep abreast of market intelligence and trends in the marketplace.  Participate in marketing initiatives as needed.
  • Assist in research projects regarding classes of business, emerging technologies and unique risks and exposures as needed.
  • Evaluate and test system changes as required. 
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed that pertains to the specific line of business.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent.
  • 2-4 years professional liability underwriting experience.
  • Completion of, or continuing work towards, Certification in RPLU, CIC, CPCU, or other approved programs preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities:



CapSpecialty is a leading provider of specialty insurance and bonds for small- to mid-sized businesses in the U.S., offering casualty, professional liability, surety and fidelity products in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. By working with select partners through a limited distribution model, CapSpecialty's creative, hard-working team provides personalized service and cultivates mutually successful partnerships to deliver positive results. CapSpecialty is an operating subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, and its carriers have an A ("Excellent") rating from A.M. Best, writing both admitted and non-admitted policies. For more information, please visit

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