Merriam Insurance Careers

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that is committed to serving others? The team at Merriam is always open to new talent joining our ranks!

Merriam Insurance is looking for individuals who care about serving others well and are ready to continue their career in the stable, rewarding and fulfilling discipline of insurance.

Are you interested in a career that offers continued personal and professional growth and job satisfaction? We are a growing, 123-year-old family-owned insurance agency with immediate needs in three different segments of our business.

Group Benefits Producer

If you are ready to contribute in a meaningful way to the continued growth of an established, independent local insurance agency, Merriam Insurance may hold your next opportunity for job satisfaction and personal and professional growth. We are a 123-year-old, multi-lines agency with strong ties to and involvement in the community. We have an immediate need for an experienced, personable and highly motivated Group Benefits Producer to join our team.

Qualifications include a current New York State Life/Accident/Health license and a minimum 5 years’ experience working as a benefits broker. We prefer a candidate who is able to bring an existing client base, and utilize our excellent support staff to take his or her business growth to the next level. The successful candidate will have a track record of prospecting for and closing sales with potential clients in the areas of Group Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance. In addition, rounding of accounts with Disability Income, Long-Term Care and New York State DBL/PFL policies is desirable. Working knowledge of HSAs, HRAs and Section 125 Cafeteria Plans is expected. You will work alongside our account managers and our in-house TPA service team. There is also the opportunity to cross-sell property, liability, and Workers’ Compensation insurance, enabling your clients to have all their insurance through a single agency.

In return, Merriam Insurance offers a competitive wage and benefit package including health, dental and vision coverage, LTD and Agency-paid short-term and group life policies. There is a 401K plan with agency match, generous PTO policy and Agency-paid continuing education and tuition assistance. Our offices are within walking distance of downtown Schenectady, with ample, safe off-street parking and easy access to major highways.

Personal Lines Account Representative

This position handles a busy, medium-to-large multi-lines Personal Lines book of business. The successful candidate will have current experience in processing and renewing auto, homeowners and related personal insurance policies and endorsements, as well as rating and quoting new and renewal business. A current NYS P&C license is preferred; however, if you do not currently possess this license, if hired, we will assist you in obtaining one.

Professional Liability (E&O) Producer

The ideal candidate will be one who is interested in educating and advising land title professionals with regard to their insurance needs. An organized and self-motivated individual will be most successful in this role. Applicants must be comfortable cultivating and building relationships on the phone and in person, and have strong presentation and closing skills. Two or more years in a sales or insurance position, and the ability to create clear, client-focused proposals and presentations is necessary. You must also be willing to travel on a quarterly basis, for one week each time.

Appointment Scheduler (PT or FT)

The successful candidate will be an organized, customer-focused team player with a professional demeanor and exceptional attention to detail. In this fast-paced business environment, you should be comfortable contacting identified corporate prospects via phone and email to set phone and in-person appointments. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and computer technology, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills, are necessary. Prior experience in a sales, insurance or risk management environment is desirable.

In each of the above positions, strong attention to detail, organized work habits and excellent customer service skills are required. Computer proficiency is necessary, and experience with Agency Management systems is a plus. In exchange for your skills, Merriam Insurance offers a competitive wage and benefits package including, health, dental and vision coverage, LTD and Agency-paid short term disability and group life coverage. In addition, there is a 401K plan with Agency match and a generous PTO policy. The Agency supports your continuing education with tuition assistance for coursework that enriches and enhances your knowledge and skills in the insurance industry. Our offices are within walking distance of downtown Schenectady, with ample, safe off-street parking and easy access to major highways.

For immediate consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to insurance@merriaminsurance.com. No recruiters, please.