2017-12-05

Group Health Underwriter
Job Opportunity at bizjobz LLC

Posted on Dec 5

http://www.bizjobz.com    855-BIZ-JOBZ (249-5629)

Location: Greensboro, NC
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4147734

The Company:

Our Client is a leading independent wholesale distributor of insurance, linking a US network of 200,000+ financial services professionals with products manufactured by  100+ highly rated insurance companies. It is part of the sixth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and the seventh largest internationally.

The Position:  Group Health Underwriter

Responsibilities:
  • Assess client risk, understand strategic implications of competitive carrier/product marketplace, and make sound underwriting-based assumptions to find solutions to meet assigned client objectives.
  • Understand the changing carrier product landscape.
  • Maintain good carrier and vendor relationships.
  • Renew and market carriers for assigned book of clients.
  • Meet all client deliverable timelines and deadlines.
  • Analyze client demographics and other data to determine risk and appropriate carrier product solutions.
  • Calculate regular claims analysis for reporting and benefits benchmarking.
  • Provide direction to other analysts in the drafting and distribution of Request for Proposals (RFPs) or Request for Renewals (RFRs) and follow up with carriers, as needed.
  • Analyze and calculate client rates and benefit costs.
  • Analyze annual renewals and proposals from carriers for accuracy and financial soundness based on all factors.
  • Negotiate with carriers on behalf of assigned clients.
  • Participate in product/service quality improvement initiatives, as needed.
  • Follow process improvement protocols for the department and make suggestions.
  • Design and create presentation reports for assigned clients.
  • Ensure accuracy of premium rates and benefits collected from carriers.
  • Work as a team with Account Managers to understand expectations for meeting deliverables.
Required Skills and Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Math or related field, or equivalent education and related training
  • Candidates must be either US Citizens or Permanent Residents of the US
  • Two years of experience in the field of health and welfare benefits underwriting or equivalent
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional organizational and multi-project management skills
  • Attention to detail and quality-oriented
  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment
  • Good analytical and writing skills
  • Ability to work in an environment where a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic computer applications, such as Microsoft Office software products
  • Ability to travel, occasionally overnight
Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge of alternative funding methodologies
  • Pursuing Registered Healthcare Underwriter (RHU) certification and/or taking actuarial exams
  • Solid understanding of all employee benefit product lines
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively articulate and defend processes and methodology to internal and external clients
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