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NAS Insurance Services, LLC

16501 Ventura Blvd. Suite 200
Encino, CA 91436
CA License #0677191

(818) 382-2030 tel
(818) 382-2040 fax

careers@nasinsurance.com

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Now's A Great Time To Join NAS!

We're glad you're considering a job with NAS. Our team is a dynamic, fun and diverse group of professionals that makes it easy  to come to work every day. Even Mondays.

If you are looking for a stuffy insurance company where employees are dressed in suits with their heads down at their desks, you probably do not want to work for NAS.
And though we don’t have geckos, cave dwellers, or mayhem-inducing mad men, we do have a successful, vibrant, creative business that makes work fun and is probably not what you would expect at a specialty insurance business!

  • Fun, creative atmosphere
  • Casual dress attire
  • Work-life balance
  • Generous amount of paid time off
  • Employer paid benefits
  • Bonuses
  • 401(k) + employer match

No phone calls, please.

 

 

 

 

 



Career Opportunities at NAS

We offer great benefits, an open and collaborative environment, a variety of career paths and mobility, and who doesn't want to spend each day in the heart of Encino?!

If you're open to exploring opportunities in the world of specialty insurance, or if you're a veteran underwriter, claims examiner or other type of commercial insurance pro, come see how we do things at NAS. And make a bold move to bolster your career.



Technical Assistant (Encino, CA)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Technical Assistant aids their team of Underwriters with clerical and administrative support on a wide variety of tasks.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set up and maintain client and policy data in computer system and electronic file system within established guidelines
  • Provide a high level of support to multiple underwriters
  • Maintain direct and constant communication with Underwriters
  • Acquire appropriate approval on work product, as required
  • Track and follow up on tasks forwarded to other staff to ensure timely completion and within set turnaround time benchmarks including renewals, BBNI, and quote follow-ups
  • Act as a liaison between underwriters and clients (brokers) by requesting or delivering correspondence, documents, policies and information on behalf of underwriters with a high level of professionalism
  • Complete quotes and binders where required
  • Update and maintain department underwriting production and renewal trackers (Excel)
  • Work with clients, Policy Services and Accounting to complete policy issuance in a timely manner
  • Train new hires on procedures and systems as needed
  • Assist with projects as needed

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Possesses the ability to stay organized and have great attention to detail
  • Must be thorough and have excellent follow-through skills
  • Ability to handle competing demands; uses time efficiently and prioritizes appropriately
  • Portrays good judgment in addition to problem-solving, independent thinking and strong analytical abilities
  • Must be able to communicate positively, succinctly and professionally with all levels of internal and external clients both verbally or in writing
  • Has the willingness and ability to train employees as needed
  • Acts as a team player and is adaptable to change
  • Computer literate and savvy;
  • Ability to work in a paperless environment

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • One or more years’ experience in the Insurance Industry is preferred

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Apply

Reinsurance Associate (Encino, CA)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Reinsurance Associate provides clerical and administrative support to the Reinsurance Manager on a wide variety of tasks.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acts as a liaison with clients by requesting or delivering correspondence, documents, policies and information on behalf of the Reinsurance team with a high level of professionalism
  • Enters and maintains client and program data in computer system and electronic file system and tracks and follows up on tasks forwarded to other staff or clients to ensure timely completion
  • Organizes and maintains electronic file system within established guidelines
  • Prioritizes work according to the Reinsurance Manager’s needs within set turnaround times
  • Prepares proposals and rate charts for prospects and existing clients
  • Assists in providing customized and appropriate marketing materials for prospects and clients
  • Sets up and maintains follow up reminders and renewal system
  • Performs routine audits of files ensuring all contract documents and correspondence are in the electronic filing system and on the network

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to interact positively, succinctly and professionally with all levels of internal and external clients and is comfortable building a rapport with differing personalities
  • Good judgment, problem-solving, independent thinking and strong analytical abilities
  • Stays organized; has great attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Ability to handle competing demands
  • Uses time efficiently and prioritizes appropriately

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 1-3 years of experience or knowledge in insurance is preferred

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Apply

Receptionist/Office Assistant (Encino, CA)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Receptionist-Office Assistant operates a multi-line telephone system to answer incoming calls; directs callers to appropriate personnel by performing the following duties; and completes a variety of administrative duties as needed.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Present a professional, welcoming first contact to all clients, vendors, staff, etc. – by phone, in person, and e-mail
  • Maintains common spaces for appearance and functionality
  • Responsible for incoming and outgoing mail, shipping and receiving packages
  • Performs daily tidy up of kitchens – loading/unloading dishwashers, stocking and refilling paper and organizing products
  • Retrieves messages from voicemail and forwards to appropriate personnel
  • Answers incoming telephone calls, determines purpose of calls, and forwards calls to appropriate personnel or department
  • Takes and delivers messages or transfers calls to voicemail when appropriate personnel are unavailable
  • Answers questions about organization and provides callers with address, directions, and other information
  • Welcomes on-site visitors, determines nature of business, and announces visitors to appropriate personnel
  • Aids the Office Coordinator by updating appointment calendars
  • Receives, sorts, and routes mail
  • Retrieves and routes incoming faxes
  • Orders, receives, and maintains office supplies
  • Acts as the company’s second Safety Warden in emergencies
  • Creates and prints fax cover sheets, memos, correspondence, reports, and other documents
  • Performs other clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, and collating as needed.

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Proactive, helpful, can-do attitude
  • Flexibility to adjust to a dynamic work environment
  • Good writing skills
  • Neat, organized, able to work independently and interdependently
  • Welcoming to all employees, vendors, building staff, and visiting clientele
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; along with being internet savvy

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • This position requires a high school diploma; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year University, preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Apply

VP, Southeast Regional Underwriting Manager (Atlanta, GA)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The VP, Southeast Regional Underwriting Manager manages the development, implementation and management of the organization’s underwriting function in the Southeast region. Responsibilities include ensuring the policies, procedures, process, and quality review programs align with the company’s business goals and values. They will continuously partner with other leaders within the organization to ensure the unit is an integral and influential part of the business.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in the development of company underwriting standards and objectives and assures they are being met and consistently applied.
  • Develops a high performing team of employees through effective coaching, mentoring and training.
  • Responsible for the development and management of product and policy forms and filings.
  • Makes recommendations for modifications of the underwriting program to maintain the continuity of the underwriting effort.
  • Stays current on underwriting trends and market activities of the competition.
  • Reviews referrals on product for team.
  • Serves as product expert.
  • Monitors and manages workflow for product.
  • Reviews claims and works with Claims Department and Counsel to manage risk.
  • Communicates with London, as necessary.
  • Works with Legal on policy form (endorsement, language, intent, etc.)

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong operational capabilities with a proven track record of developing, implementing and overseeing quality processes, procedures and policies that improve business operations.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook) and other applications relevant to the business.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or insurance-related area is required.
  • Three to five years experience as a professional liability underwriter.
  • Five years of proven management and or underwriting team leadership.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Apply

Claims Manager (Encino, CA)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Claims Manager analyzes coverage for complex claims submitted under the applicable policy form.  The duties of a Claims Manager include discussing claim facts and coverage issues with insureds, defense counsel and/or coverage counsel, and reinsured clients, particularly on more complex matters. Duties also include managing reinsurance programs; this entails training and supervising of claims examiners.  Claims Manager must possess critical thinking and strong oral/written communication skills.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Takes responsibility for training and supervising of Claim Examiners as needed
  • Performs file audits and employee performance reviews and makes recommendations
  • Reviewing submitted claims for coverage, and making a determination as to whether a matter is covered under the applicable policy.
  • Independently investigating complex claims and coverage issues.
  • Independently review examiners’ action plans, including coverage recommendations, and verify appropriate action is taken.
  • Establishing and revising claim reserves based on claim developments and counsel liability assessments.
  • Issuing coverage determination letters, including reservation of rights and denial letters.
  • Appointing and liaising with defense and/or coverage counsel, as appropriate.
  • Obtaining updates from defense counsel and/or coverage counsel and/or the Insured, as appropriate.
  • Authorizing settlements based on liability and other considerations within settlement authority provided by Underwriters or reinsured client.
  • Conduct detailed bill reviews to ensure appropriate payment.
  • Maintaining a claim file by accurately documenting all communications, activity, etc.
  • Communicate with brokers or reinsured clients to obtain information necessary for processing claims.
  • Attending mediations, arbitration, etc. as needed.
  • Managing reinsurance programs.
  • Negotiating claims-handling protocols with reinsured clients and drafting the same based on agreed to terms.
  • Updating senior claims staff and the Reinsurance Team on program developments and reinsured client feedback; advising examiners of same, if appropriate.
  • Attending meetings with reinsured clients.

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Extensive written and verbal communication skills are needed to provide proper supervision of claims activities
  • Ability to use computer software and database applications related to claims services.
  • Strong typing skills.
  • Excellent customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Time management skills; ability to assist examiners in prioritizing their workloads.
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism with co-workers, management and clients.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Previous experience as Senior Claims Examiner.
  • A minimum of 12 years of handling claims experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of managing or supervising claims personnel.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.   

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Apply

Claims Examiner (Encino, CA)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

NAS is currently looking for a dynamic Claims Examiner to handle liability and reinsurance claims. The position does not involve medical billing or health insurance. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, analytical, customer-service oriented and have excellent communication skills.  This position will be fast-paced, challenging and diverse with hands on instruction. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with other Claims Examiners in evaluating claims on various specialty insurance products, including cyber liability, and errors and omissions policies.
  • Make decisions about whether to approve or deny claims based on applicable coverage and facts gathered in the course of the coverage investigation.  
  • Work closely with company management and various internal staff, clients, clients’ attorneys, and other external customers to gather information and follow up.
  • Job duties include writing multi-page letters to clients and attorneys. Candidate must have the ability to write business letters as well as communicate in a professional manner.
  • Job functions include analyzing information, formulating conclusions and making sound decisions.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidate must stay organized, pay attention to detail and work independently.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. Candidate should be able to detect discrepancies and variances in wording, grammar, spelling and numbers.
  • Good computer skills required.
  • Problem-solving and analytical abilities are required.
  • Good customer service skills and a pleasant demeanor.
  • Must be a great team player.
  • Should be motivated and in search of a challenging position.
  • A minimum of 1 year general office experience is preferred.
  • Insurance experience may be helpful, but is not required.

 EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Recent graduates are encouraged to apply

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Apply

Senior Underwriter (Professional Lines)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The ideal candidate for this position is one that has experience underwriting professional insurance lines - Professional Liability and/or Cyber Liability are preferable, but candidate’s experience in Management Liability, Employment Practices, or Medical Malpractice will be seriously considered.  Experience transacting surplus lines business with various insurance brokers in a fast paced production environment is also ideal.  This position has clear and distinct accountability for business results, and will be responsible for marketing Company products and services and developing and maintaining significant agency or broker relationships. This position will also have management responsibilities, and will be involved in developing entry level underwriting employees into proficient underwriters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work independently to process new and renewal business submissions
  • Analyze risk to determine terms and conditions of coverage
  • Develop underwriting arguments to explain underwriting decisions
  • Interpret and analyze claims files
  • Works efficiently with the underwriting team to meet turnaround goals
  • Communicates with brokers and develops strong working relationships
  • Marketing- visit clients and explain underwriting products and appetite
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of product
  • Follow all procedures and guidelines to provide insurance terms to clients
  • Assists the support staff in resolving problems and questions

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to read and interpret an insurance contract
  • Ability to write reports and risk analysis
  • Effectively present information and answer questions from groups of managers, clients and customers
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Read and understand financial statements, construction contracts, applications, computer printouts, rating manuals and other insurance related materials
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance, economics or a related field
  • 1-5 years of professional insurance experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

When possible, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Apply