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Executive Assistant Paralegal

Company: Forrest T. Jones & Company
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Fidelity Security Assurance Company (FSAC) is a start-up property and casualty insurance company . FSAC has all the excitement of a start-up without many of the stresses of a start-up, including a lack of funding, as it is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company, rated "A" by AM Best.

Our office is conveniently and centrally headquartered in Kansas City, near highway access and amenities. All our employees are equipped to work remotely during the ongoing pandemic.
We are currently exploring flexible hybrid arrangements to begin sometime in 2022.

We are looking for a dynamic and exceptional Paralegal/Executive Assistant to join our small team. This position entails interacting with senior management and ownership to obtain all necessary regulatory approvals for the operation of a property and casualty company. You will work with state insurance agencies to solve problems on the spot and make sure inquiries are dealt with swiftly and completely. This role will perform substantive, valuable work, and is critical to our mission.

Why Fidelity Security Assurance Company (FSAC)? At FSAC, you will work with other talented, driven teammates who are excited to be a part of a select few in forming and building a new company. We have high expectations and are dedicated to supporting each other and making FSAC a huge success.

We believe in hiring top talent and empower each team member to actively drive the culture we want at FSAC. You have input into processes and procedures, including managing your own workload. You will help shape and re-define your role as the company evolves . That said, we're also highly collaborative and go above and beyond to make sure that we are all on the same page and have the tools we all need to succeed.

Working at a startup is challenging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be able to see your actions directly impact the growth of the company. The growth opportunity you will have at FSAC will also greatly increase your career trajectory, giving you valuable experience that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. We're excited to meet you!

What's in it for you? We offer a friendly and collaborative office environment which embraces the use of technology to deliver exceptional service to clients. In addition to our great environment, we offer excellent healthcare benefits. Our generous paid time off package includes paid time off, flexibility allowing a work-life blend, family atmosphere, 401k match, great team members and more!

What is the main goal of this role?
The main role is to get as many certificates of authority as possible by way of expansion applications. Target is 20 state approvals in first year and 20 the following year. This will involve researching and understanding all requirements for each state, establishing an organizational structure to track state approvals, and communicate with state insurance departments on a regular basis.

What is the role and responsibilities?
Interact with internal and external clients and other transaction participants in a professional, courteous, and prompt manner primarily by phone or email to solve complex problems quickly, independently, and to a high standard.
Process state regulatory filings and work in various insurance carrier systems.
Prepare initial drafts of legal documents for attorney review.
Organize, review, revise and assemble all documents necessary to complete multiple state filing transactions in a timely manner.
Conduct research, speak with clients, coordinate internal resources, and review various documentation to obtain necessary information.
Assemble documents for signature and coordinate execution of documents.
Maintain and monitor files in an organized fashion in firm's document management system.

What are the qualifications?
Direct experience working with legal documents and regulatory agencies.
High attention to detail and accuracy of work.
Bachelor's Degree in paralegal studies/related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possess superior verbal and written communication skills. Communicate concisely, diplomatically, and effectively.
Proficient at independently learning new systems and are savvy using online resources.
Intermediate to Advanced Proficiency in MS Office software applications: Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook.
Professional and collaborative attitude with a demonstrated ability to provide high levels of client service internally and externally.
Able to manage workload and work with minimal oversight.
Bonus- Paralegal certification, active insurance license or insurance designations, and/or having worked with state insurance departments in securing certificates of authority.

We encourage applicants of all ages and experience, as we do not discriminate on the basis of an applicant's age.

ALL OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT ARE CONTINGENT UPON PASSAGE OF A DRUG SCREEN AND BACKGROUND CHECK.

Keywords: Forrest T. Jones & Company, Kansas City , Executive Assistant Paralegal, Legal , Kansas City, Kansas

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