Understanding the Role of the Underwriter

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This course contains a high-level view of:

  • The history of the term ‘underwriter’
  • The underwriting disciplines
  • The skills required of underwriters
  • The role of underwriting in the insurance process, including insurance applications, risk assessment, underwriting audits, product development, etc.
  • The basics of risk selection, including explanations of insurable risk, insurable interest, physical and moral hazards, anti-selection, etc.