Remote Insurance Work

This was recently posted in the Global Insurance Professionals group discussion page on LinkedIn:

Looking for a Team Manager who will be responsible for managing a number of general insurance processes in claims, pensions, etc in Mumbai.

Team handling experience and exposure to a general insurance is a must.

Remember, “remote” is a relative term.

Remote Underwriting Jobs – Try

You are looking for a job and hopefully will find that dream position where you can work from home.  In my research I’ve discovered that remote underwriting jobs are rarely advertised as such.  Remote jobs are out there but you have to search them out.  I’ve added a link to for your searching pleasure.  Try this little experiment:

  • Select insurance as your category
  • All locations
  • Add “remote underwriter” as optional keywords, and
  • Search using any of these words, all words, and exact phrase.

You get nothing.  Now try your search this way:

  • Select insurance as your category
  • All locations
  • Add “telecommute yes”
  • Search using exact phrase

You get hits.  When I did this search I got 23 hits plus 2 from the web.  This is also a good example of how different companies use different job websites for their postings.  Interestingly, all 23 jobs are from the same employer.

Hello World!

There are many things you can do with your time. And on the 18th month anniversary of leaving the executive ranks of Corporate America I decided to start a blog. Flying solo is tough. The demands on your time are phenomenal. So why blog? Well, I like to try new stuff and I like to write. I read in the NY Times that blogging for small businesses wasn’t such a bad idea. So, hello world.

For several years I’ve been reading a book a week. It is a habit I learned that keeps you ahead of the pack.  Ask your friends if they read a book a week. I’d be interested in touching base with other bookworms and sharing notes.   There is a huge difference between being book smart and possessing the intellectual curiosity that propels people to bigger and better things. My #1 Son possesses that intellectual curiosity and when combined with an intense competitive drive ( I wonder where he gets that from?) certainly provides the appropriate foundation for success in any chosen endeavor.

I was once asked by a life underwriter how do you grow an underwriter?   I think I just answered that question, at least in part, with my example above.  When you combine intellectual curiosity with the internal drive to succeed the sky is the limit.   As a life underwriter, do you have an intense competitive drive?  I’ve found that most are content to be intellectual nomads for their entire careers, sometimes intellectual nomads for their entire lives.

Well, from one intellectual nomad to the other, I hope you find value in this blog in both your underwriting career in particular and life in general. My initial plan is to post twice a week. One post will be focused solely on success tips, things that have worked for me and things that have not worked. The second weekly post will be pure life underwriting. It could be a cool website, a great book, or just some random thoughts on the profession.

I’m glad you found my blog. Please come back often.