At Aetna, we’re pioneering a total approach to health and wellness. As an underwriter, you’ll provide valuable, ongoing financial insights for corporate clients and determine accurate and competitive rates and fees for new and renewal business. We’ll count on you to negotiate rates that meet our customer’s financial needs while delivering high-quality products, claims projections, funding evaluations and financial accounting packages. And we’ll support you in achieving more in your life and your work.
What makes a successful underwriter? Here are the traits we are looking for:
- Problem Solver
Paid Time Off & Disability
Underwriting ManagerPrimary Location: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford, PA-Blue Bell, PA-Harrisburg Apply
61729Fundamental Components: Leads team to achieve department specific goals through articulation and application of business strategy, initiatives, and underwriting policy. Manages workflow within unit and directs changing priorities. Ensures that timely actions and deliverables are met, and team members have the information to do their jobs. Escalates underwriting exceptions and financial variances to senior management balancing membership, revenue growth and profitability targets. Engages in underwriting decisions with significant benefit implications. Articulates company services, product standards, underwriting policies and new initiatives to sales, customers, brokers & consultants. Leads process improvement initiatives to improve productivity, accuracy, and/or customer service and influences tool development. Takes accountability for driving solutions to completion. Responsible for manager activities related to staffing, talent management, training and development. Takes accountability for the team to ensures customer specific documents, deliverables and account related information produced by the team are accurate and support the customers quote/renewal strategy. Also ensures accurate reporting of financials is maintained for the team. Oversees training of underwriting staff and internal customers and external constituents. Provides opportunities to develop skills and experiences. Uses knowledge of competition and competitive landscape to evaluate and minimize risk while maximizing profitability. Negotiates and explains rate development and application of underwriting policy. Assists team members in handling difficult sales/renewal situations. Background Experience: Some travel may be required.
Demonstrated success in communicating effectively with internal and external constituents.
7-10 years financial underwriting experience with extensive insurance industry knowledge.
Solid knowledge of other benefit program(s) (Medical, Dental, Vision, Pharmacy, Stop Loss, Medicare, Voluntary etc.) and pricing of related benefits a plus.
Experience in building strong cross-functional relationships with internal and external constituents.
Experience in anticipating customer needs and requirements as well as facilitating and negotiating using tact and diplomacy.
Demonstrated leadership that fosters and supports a strong team of individual contributors.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
Degree in Mathematics, Economics, Accounting or related field preferred.
Current employees may be considered for telework.
Additional Job Information: Exhibits proven leadership skills that will enable him/her to foster and support a strong team, leading by example.Able to anticipate customer needs and requirements as well as to facilitate and negotiate using tact and diplomacy.Communication with outside consultants and customers.Some travel may be required. Required Skills: Leadership - Driving Change Desired Skills: Leadership - Creating a World Class Workforce, Leadership - Driving Strategic and Organizational Agility, Leadership - Engaging and Developing People Functional Skills: Underwriting - Management: > 25 employees, Underwriting - Renewal - group medical Potential Telework Position: Yes Percent of Travel Required: 0 - 10% EEO Statement: Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Benefit Eligibility: Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position. Candidate Privacy Information: Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests
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