Farmers Mutual Insurance of Nebraska
Farmers Mutual of NE
501 South 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-434-8300


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Careers

We provide a team oriented work environment, offering a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Our training program provides knowledge and skills for an opportunity to build a rewarding career with a strong and reputable property-casualty company.

As an equal opportunity employer it is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or marital status. This policy applies to all personnel policies and actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, training, and all other conditions and terms of employment. All employees are initially selected and later considered for promotion, on the basis of verified or demonstrated ability to best fulfill the requirement of the position.

Farmers Mutual recognizes that an individual with a disability may require an accommodation to enable them to successfully perform a job function. Should you require such an accommodation, please indicate the job function and suggested accommodation during the interview process. Farmers Mutual will attempt to make reasonable accommodations.

Qualified applicants interested in applying can email their resume and cover letter, fax them to 402-434-8467, or mail them to Farmers Mutual of Nebraska, Attn: Director of HR, P.O. Box 81529, Lincoln, NE 68501.

Open Positions

Position: Programmer
Location: Home Office, 501 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE
General Function: Persons employed in this position are responsible for, but not limited to, writing and testing computer programs as assigned by the Applications Programming Manager and/or V.P. Information Systems and Technology. Works under supervisory guidance, counsel and review
Duties & Responsibilities: Write, test and debug programs and technical solutions.

Maintain and debug programs involving all systems.

Develop program descriptions and systems documentation.

Research and study programs for assigned projects to insure that they will fully comply with the program descriptions.

Make recommendations for improvements to existing or new systems and programs.

Serve as coordinator with computer operations and the user department when programs are changed or new programs are implemented.

Develop skills to create and interpret system descriptions.

Make extensive use of reference sources on programming standards and skills
Qualifications: Four-year college degree, including courses in programming techniques with at least one course in COBOL, or equivalent combination of education, training and work related experience.
Must possess ability to work on own initiative recognizing the timeliness of all responsibilities and functions of the job.
Effective organizational and problem solving skills are needed.
Good written and oral communication skills.


Position: Data Entry - General Clerk
Location: Home Office, 501 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE
General Function: Persons employed in this position are responsible for, but not limited to, data entry to process applications, reinstatements, cancellations and endorsement requests using electronically imaged documents as the source document(s), as well as perform clerical duties of a routine nature, proof and assemble policies under established routine and practice.

Duties & Responsibilities: Perform data entry functions using personal computer to process applications, reinstatements, cancellations and endorsement requests using electronically imaged documents as the source document(s).

Order CLUE, Credit and County Assessor Report information (electronically) through use of specific Internet web sites and print into underwriting file.

Proof and assemble policies, which may include endorsements and billing notices for mailing to policyholders, mortgagees/lien holders and/or agents.

Proof and prepare Amended Declarations resulting from requested changes, which may include endorsements and billing notices, for mailing to policyholders, mortgagees/lien holders and/or agents.

Determine whether a “credit” on the daily (green bar) Credit Transaction Report needs to be a “refund” check, a “charge” to the agency account or put on “hold” pending adjustment.

Make necessary notations on the Credit Transaction Report, including penciling in changes or corrections to the payee name(s), address, etc. Send report to accounting department where the changes are made to the system records.

Proof the corrected report; send back to accounting to process refund checks and mail appropriate “credit” documents to insureds and/or agents.

Type endorsements and/or form letters at the direction of the manager or underwriters.

Make corrections to “Inland Marine” endorsement data on the computer terminal, and when needed, enter new “Inland Marine” data.

Prepare “certificates of mailing”.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent
Minimum of six months prior office experience.
Ability to operate personal computer, some computer applications, 10-key calculator and typewriter with accuracy and reasonable speed.
Basic personal computer skills including Microsoft Windows preferred.

Position: Underwriter, Town Department
Location: 501 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
General Function: Persons employed in this position are responsible for, but not limited to, analyzing new applications and endorsement requests for the purpose of selecting those risks that are acceptable based on established company rules and guidelines. Performs under established routine and practice regarding underwriting rules.
Duties & Responsibilities: Analyze and evaluate applications and endorsement requests to approve or decline in accordance with company rules and guidelines.

Calendar binders based on the effective date. Follow up on unanswered requests for information and expiring binders.

Communicate effectively, by phone, e-mail or in writing, with agents, applicants, or policyholders regarding questions raised or submitted and/or to obtain additional underwriting information.

Receive and handle unsolicited phone calls that originate outside the company.

Have occasional in-person contact with agents and policyholders concerning underwriting questions or policy changes.

Assist agents in figuring quotes on new risks.

Handle routine policy cancellations and, if needed, manually calculate unearned premium.

Coordinate the allocation of policy premiums with the Accounting Department.

Handle late and insufficient funds premium payments, which includes reunderwriting the policy file.

Assure smooth workflow and assist in training employees and/or overseeing their work as may be requested.

Keep current on underwriting rules and regulations.

Provide technical guidance to Assistant Underwriters and clerical employees.

Assist with supervision of the department in the absence of the Department Manager and Chief Underwriter.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent.
Minimum of two years insurance related experience preferred.
IIA, CPCU or similar insurance courses helpful.
Ability to communicate effectively with agents, insured and mortgagees/lien holders, via letter, electronic mail, phone and in person.
Ability to competently operate personal computer, 10-key calculator and possess some personal computer applications knowledge.
Ability to adapt to detailed, precise work, accept responsibility, and work as a team.