Assistant Underwriter

Job ID: J119547
Company: HM Life Insurance Company
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Mar 26, 2018

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JOB SUMMARY

This job is responsible for the overall administration and oversight of Underwriting support activities for the assigned underwriter(s).  The incumbent may perform one or more of the following types of tasks in support of the underwriting process:  new and renewal processing of accounts, reviewing of submissions for completeness, conducting follow-up with Sales office for additional documents, building and maintaining of electronic files, coordinating data transfer between sales and underwriting and between varied underwriting systems utilized in rating process, and other administrative responsibilities as defined by Underwriting Department management.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively manage workflow:  ensuring efficient assignment and completion of work product deliverables, including review of all submissions for completeness, initial set-up of underwriting efile to include saving and renaming of all files to meet audit uniformity standards, running of Dun & Bradstreet reporting, and extracting all large claims reporting and submitting to the clinical team for review.  At an advanced level, this will also include running the specific experience calculation, building the aggregate portion of the underwriting rating and completion of all data input portions of the Stop Loss Rater.
  • Conduct accurate and timely processing and set-up of new and renewal clients.
  • Effectively perform account service activities:  attend team meetings, investigate and resolve complex issues, provide timely and accurate responses to underwriting and sales inquiries on new and renewal clients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

Required

  • High School Diploma/GED

Substitutions

  • None

Preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Management

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 0 - 1 year in the Insurance Industry or in the Health Insurance Industry

Preferred (One of the following)

  • 1 - 3 years in Customer Service, Sales Support, Sales Account Management, Accounting or Claims Administration
  • 0 - 1 year in Underwriting

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required

  • None

Preferred

  • None

SKILLS

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Written Communications
  • Mathematics Profiency
  • Customer Support
  • Actuarial and Underwriting Systems
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Negotiation

Language (Other than English)

None

Travel Required

0%  - 25%

PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-Based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Rarely

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)

Never

Physical work site required 

Yes

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 job 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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