Insurance Underwriters Job Interview Questions

Are you an Insurance Underwriter? Do you have an upcoming interview with an insurance company? Well if you answered yes to either question, then you should read this post.

Today we look at the job interview questions designed for the Insurance Underwriter profession. Insurance underwriters handle applications for insurance. They analyze and assess insurance applications to identify risks in insurance, associated insurance premiums and extent of insurance coverage. Underwriters take into account company policies and applicable legislation.

Insurance Underwriters Job Interview Questions

Tell me a little more about you.

How would your bosses, colleagues and clients describe you as an Insurance Underwriter?

Describe you experience in the insurance industry?

What kinds of training, courses and programs have you completed related to the insurance industry? For example, Chartered Insurance Professional – CIP designation, Insurance Institute of Canada, Chartered Insurance Institute, London, or Certificate In Insurance – Cert CII designation, etc.

Attention to detail is very important to be a successful insurance underwriter. Tell me about a time when you notice a problem with an insurance application, renewal or contract before anyone else. What was the problem and what did you do about it?

As our underwriter, you provide underwriting advice and answer work with many people from clients to other insurance agents. Tell me about a time when you worked with someone in the insurance industry that you didn’t get along with? What was the source of conflict? How did you resolve this conflict?

How many new and renewal business did you underwrite? What types of businesses and industries did you provide insurance for?

What was the size of your insurance portfolio? How many clients did you deal with?

What is your proudest achievement in your career in the insurance industry?

Why did you chose the insurance industry?

Insurance underwriters work in many different industries and settings.   There are many different job titles depending on the industry and employer.  Here are some job titles relate to Insurance Underwriter:

group underwriter
insurance underwriter
liability underwriter
property underwriter

What measures have you taken to make sure all the details of a project, assignment, school work were taken care of? Give a recent example.

Tell me about a new idea you recently implemented. What approach did you take to gain your employees' acceptance?

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Bonus Questions


  • What do you look for in terms of culture -- structured or entrepreneurial?
  • Have you ever had to adjust to a company-wide reorganization? How did the change affect you? When was the last time you disagreed with a new policy or procedure instituted by top management? Why? What did you do?
  • What is your experience? Tell me about some specific things you did.

Daily Interview Tip

Be polite and be yourself. Whether you can do that through your clothes, small-talk or what you say, showing your character is an important part of the interview process. When asked to, "Tell me about a situation where you did not get along with a co-worker or manager." Never respond by saying you get along with everyone. The interviewer is trying to determine what you know and like about the company, whether you will be willing to make a commitment to the job, and if your skills match the job requirements.