“Every day is new and exciting for me. Starr is a phenomenal place to work, and I really enjoy what I do. I never thought I’d go from setting up satellite communication links in the middle of the ocean to working for one of the best insurance companies in the world.”
J.D. Martell – U.S. Navy Veteran, Marine Underwriter Associate in Starr’s Global Associates Program
“I started as an intern at Starr Companies just wanting to gain experience in marketing. What I received, though, was so much more. I was challenged every day to think strategically, make a significant impact to the team, and constantly learn about the industry. I gained more than a bullet point on my resume. I gained a life experience.”
Honey Fender – U.S Army Veteran, Marketing Communications Coordinator
EMPOWERING VETERANS FOR THEIR NEXT MISSION
Starr Companies is committed to hiring U.S. Military Veterans, the honorable men and women who have faithfully served our country. We value their leadership, teamwork, integrity, and commitment to excellence. We also recognize that Veterans bring innovation, creative problem solving, and the ability to take thoughtful risk which are at the core of Starr’s culture.
This dedication to Veterans stems from Starr Companies’ CEO, Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, a decorated WWII and Korean War Veteran and a legacy leader in the insurance industry. He believes in giving Veterans the opportunity to demonstrate the commitment and competence they attained in the service to grow into leaders themselves in their commercial insurance career. Since beginning our Veterans Initiative in 2015, 15% of key position hires have been former service members. This year, we are striving to hire even more.
What is Commercial Insurance?
From enormous container ships and cargo crossing the vast seas, to energy plants providing electricity to homes and business, to retail stores – businesses and other organizations must have effective insurance programs to support their endeavors. Through Starr Companies, Veterans can be a part of this integral industry that protects the world economy.
All organizations have the potential of suffering accidental losses that could devastate their business, from fire and windstorms to malicious cyber-attacks to fuel spills. As a commercial insurance entity, Starr Companies works together with our customers to create solutions that help prevent these losses. When the inevitable accident does occur, however, we provide the financial protections and the thoughtful legal support and defense.
The broad nature of commercial insurance and Starr Companies’ expansive terrain of industries welcomes professionals of different backgrounds. Veterans of various military occupations can use their prior knowledge in a substantial way. We write policies that cover airlines, marine cargo, automotive fleets, construction projects, defense contractors, losses from cyber and terrorism attacks, and more. Starr Companies needs professionals with a basic understanding of these risks.
Starr Companies believes in building up our team members to become longstanding experts and leaders in our organization. We achieve this by providing the resources for Veterans to start and advance in the commercial insurance field through Starr’s Summer Internship Program, Global Associates Program and Continuing Education.
For Veterans who would like to learn more about the insurance industry, Starr Companies offers paid internships to students currently pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree. The summer internship program is an opportunity to learn about the commercial insurance industry through relevant assignments, mentorship, and enlightening discussions from experienced leaders in various departments throughout the company. This program also allows Veterans to further develop their professional skills through training and immersion in the corporate environment.
Starr Global Associates Program
Starr Companies’ Global Associates Program allows Veterans the opportunity to become trained and proficient in their insurance career choice and places them on the fast track on their career progression whether in underwriting, operations, claims, or information technology. Through this selective program, Veterans who are currently finishing or who have recently completed a bachelor’s degree can be a part of an extensive, accelerated training curriculum that allows them the opportunity to gain expert, overall knowledge of the insurance industry.
Starr Companies believes that investing in the education of our employees creates an organization that develops leaders and embraces growth. For Veterans striving to advance in their commercial insurance career, we provide training assistance for job-related courses as well as study materials for certifications.
What We Offer
There are various career choices in the commercial insurance industry, all challenging and rewarding in their own distinctive way.
Below are examples of career paths:
We also offer the following competitive benefits for qualifying employees:
Employee Referral Program
Flexible Spending Account
Employer Matching 401K
Personal Accident Insurance
Short/Long term Disability
Matching Gifts Program
Dental & Vision Plan
Training & Development
Travel Accident Insurance
Starr Companies is a proud sponsor of Four Block, a non-profit organization that helps Post 9/11 Veterans find meaningful careers through professional development programs.
For inquiries about Starr Companies' Veterans Initiative, please reach out to Tom Donovan - Head of Veterans Initiative - at firstname.lastname@example.org.