Senior Underwriter - Individual Life Insurance

New Haven, Connecticut

Posted: 06/26/19 Category: Professional Job Number: 7060

Position: Senior Underwriter - Individual Life Insurance
Job Location: New Haven, CT
Interview Expectations:  Unspecified
Full Time

Job Summary:

Underwrites individual life insurance contracts ranging in amounts through $749, 999. Selects individual life insurance risks. Assists in training underwriting staff.

Job Responsibilities:
  1. Assists in training underwriting staff; coaches, provides feedback, counsels and motivates employees. Makes recommendations on hiring, performance appraisals and all related employment issues.
  2. Appraises, classifies and takes action to approve or decline applications for new insurance, changes of plan, conversions, exchanges, reinstatements and additions of benefits. Determines extra premiums for medical impairments and special hazards such as aviation, occupation, foreign residence and travel and unusual avocations. Classifies each insurance applicant to eliminate adverse selection while maintaining an equitable mortality.
  3. Provides second review of special cases for accuracy and adherence to underwriting standards as needed.
  4. Communicates with field force and Home Office personnel regarding insurance applications and adjustments. Answers inquiries from other departments and field force concerning the Order’ s underwriting policies, practices and procedures related to individual applications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of policies and insurance products/offerings.
  2. Knowledge of medical terminology and health metrics and physiology to make a risk assessment.
  3. Able to interpret EKG results.
  4. Knowledge of federal and state insurance regulations
  5. Problem solving and analytical skills.
  6. Good business judgment/risk assessment skills.
  7. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  8. Capable of making informed, independent decisions.
  9. Attention to detail.
  10. MUST HAVE Individual Life Insurance underwriting experience.

In Addition:
  1. Ingenium, Life 70, IDM, AWD is a plus, would be nice to have but not required.
  2. Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a must to have.
  3. MUST HAVE Individual Life Insurance underwriting experience.

Nathaniel White
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