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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.

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Underwriting Tech Lead

Primary Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford

Be part of our mission to change the health care system and help people live healthier lives our Medical Underwriting team in Public and Labor New Business has an opportunity for a Underwriting Technical Lead on the team in Hartford, CT.
As Underwriting Technical Lead, the individual will support Aetna's ability to achieve its financial and strategic goals through effective underwriting.
Underwriting support primarily includes identifying, evaluating, and managing risk in order to maximize revenue, membership and earnings.
The individual will be responsible for handling large Public and Labor New Business opportunities as well as training and mentoring less experienced members of the team.
S/He will work on high profile New Business RFP's that drive meaningful membership and revenue for the organization and provide expert consultation to our field partners around products, pricing and strategy.
In addition, the candidate will be expected to participate in project work and work with management to drive efficiencies across the organization.

Fundamental Components:
Serves as a consultant for field sales and account management on strategic, complex,
or highly visible cases.

Identifies risks and recommends appropriate measures to manage risks while growing or
retaining membership.

Calculates complex renewal and prospective group rates using solid product knowledge and
underwriting protocols.

Grants underwriting exception and financial variances within prescribed dollar limits.
Negotiates and fully explains rate development, pricing components, and application of underwriting policies.

Presents information to employers and brokers in support of business rating practices.
Ensures the quality and integrity of account-specific data and information released to
the sales force.

Utilizes advanced functionality of rating/financial tools, reference materials, and
source systems for premium, membership, and claim information.

Trains, mentors, and/or assists less experienced underwriters in development of their
technical skills.

Identifies team training issues and recommends an appropriate course of action.

Leads process improvement initiatives.

Reviews the work of junior level staff.

Acts as back up to Underwriting Unit Leader.

Background Experience:
Extensive (7+ years) experience in medical underwriting pricing methodologies and funding arrangements, ideally the candidate will have experienced with fully insured and self-funding arrangements.

Demonstrated analytical and independent thinking skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated leadership skills.

Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management.

Ability to use standard corporate software packages and corporate applications.

Option for telework will be evaluated after a certain period of employment.

Required Skills:
General Business - Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy

Desired Skills:
Finance - Delivering Profit and Performance

Potential Telework Position:

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 for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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