Senior Underwriter

Job ID: J117146
Company: Highmark West Virginia Inc.
Location: Parkersburg, WV, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Feb 8, 2018

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Description

JOB SUMMARY

This job analyzes data such as type of industry, financial condition, and other characteristics to assess risk for a book of business consisting of moderately complex clients.  Applies judgment when clients do not comply with established underwriting policies, practices and standards.  

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for a block of business (new or renewal) or for those new/renewing accounts assigned, including all rating methods.
  • Develop recommendations of policy adaptation and rating adjustments to cover questionable claim patterns or unusual situations not anticipated within standard pricing formulae. 
  • Effectively communicate Underwriting rationale and case specific underwriting results  to aid Sales Management in making effective pricing decisions.
  • Assist lower level Underwriters to successfully underwrite accounts requiring rating adjustment factors.
  • Support maintenance of departmental tools and processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Finance, Business, Computer Science or other quantitative analysis discipline

Substitutions

  • None

Preferred

  • None

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 3 years of relevant underwriting experience

Preferred

  • 4 years of relevant underwriting experience

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS

Required

  • Actively pursuing a relevant professional designation from an organization such as (but not limited to) HIAA/AMHC, CEBS, SOA

Preferred

  • None

SKILLS

  • Ability to work independently and assume responsibility for moderately complex account situations without additional guidance
  • Understands the relationships between different systems and data sources
  • Can develop recommendations for issue resolution and discusses with higher level staff to determine best approach
  • Strong communciation skills. Explains renewals and/or quotes in terms understood by internal audiences
  • Interacts with internal customers in a manner that fosters coorperation, teamwork and collaboration

Language Requirement

None

Travel Required

0% - 25%

PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-Based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Frequently

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Rarely

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Does Not Apply

Physical work site required 

No

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Rarely

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Never

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This position adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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