The Underwriting department is responsible for the underwriting and administration of all policies at the new business, mid term adjustment and renewal stages. Business is received by electronic data interchange from brokers. A robust workflow system is used to handle incoming business efficiently. Underwriters conduct premium and risk validation checks on policies included on the daily exception reports. They work closely with other areas of the business such as Electronic Trading, Agency and Claims. In addition they handle technical telephone referrals from brokers. On a typical day an underwriter may take as many as 50 calls from brokers.
New underwriters join Sabre’s Milestone Scheme and are rewarded in line with their performance. During their first two years with Sabre they receive pay increments every three months and then again at six months in their third year to ensure that their remuneration reflects the value they are adding through the investment in their training.