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Underwriter III

Company: Guardian Life
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: January 12, 2019

Job Description:

Position ObjectiveThe Group Underwriter III is responsible for effectively managing a book of business in support of stated mission and key financial and performance measures. Responsible for underwriting functions for New Business, Renewal, and Add-Issue for groups over 500 lives for Group Life, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Accident, Hospital Indemnity and Critical Illness insurance.Major Opportunities and Decisions


  • Responsible for an underwriting region which may include a number of complicated cases.
  • Provides consultative services to sales producers, brokers, and/or customers regarding group insurance plans.
  • Principal Accountabilities
  • Provide pricing and plan design for cases with 500-5,000 lives utilizing prior claim experience and manual rates.
  • Recommend competitively priced products, funding arrangements, and services to meet customer requirements
  • Determine pricing of new business and/or renewal business, including alternate plan of benefit options
  • Communicate rate/fee development and plan design offered
  • Negotiate with sales representatives or agents/brokers to resolve rate questions and discrepancies, or risk related concerns
  • Performs accurate financial analysis to determine the risk classification according to company guidelines.
  • Complete contract comparisons for takeover business
  • Handles administrative processing of cases (obtains missing information, completes risk letters). Document case decisions and underwriting rationale.
  • Utilize underwriting systems and databases for quotes, sales, and renewals to track results
  • Meet specified metrics for completion of new business quotes, amendments and renewals.
  • Respond to RFP Questionnaires.
  • Consults with risk committee, Management, Consultants and Actuaries.
  • Provides consultative services to sales producers, brokers, and/or customers regarding group insurance plans.
  • Effectively works as part of a regional Underwriting Team. Proactively supporting sales by effectively managing cases, identifying trends and opportunities in support of key financial and performance measures.
  • Monitor and report financial results of assigned accounts in region. Produce experience reports/exhibits as needed and respond to broker and customer inquiries.
  • Provide mentoring/coaching to help develop technical skills of others, support team growth and development initiatives.
  • Participates in project work or on teams to develop or improve underwriting processes.
  • Conducts training for sales and/or underwriting staff as needed.
  • Ensure accurate and consistent application of Underwriting Policies and Procedures.
  • Applies knowledge of Federal and State legislation related to Group Insurance Products.

  • Act as a product resource to support sales efforts and superior customer service.
  • Responds to inquiries from Customer Service Delivery (New Business & Benefit Services,
  • Customer Eligibility & Payment Services and CRU).

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