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Stop Loss Underwriter (Remote)

Unum Group

This is a Full-time position in Remote - US posted May 26, 2020.

Location: Remote – US

Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world’s leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum’s financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum’s three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses – Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life – are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.

General Summary:

Unum is currently looking to hire an Underwriter for our Stop Loss business area. We are looking for an individual with Stop Loss Underwriting experience. In this role, the Stop Loss Underwriter will be making significant contributions to the continued growth of the Stop Loss business.

This role is for individuals who thrive in a data driven environment, and who are energized by building and maintaining strong relationship with external partners.

We are open to candidates working remote full-time.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consult with sales and service partners to provide the products and plan options that best meet the needs of our customers.
  • Demonstrate strong relationship skills with external partners and reinsurance markets
  • Evaluate and select risk to ensure the profitable acquisition of new cases and the continued profitable retention of in force cases.
  • Conduct high quality risk assessments on all cases to assure business guidelines, target profit and metrics are met.  Identify and analyze risk trends, making recommendations for addressing these.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures in support of product development initiatives.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of the Company’s product portfolio, the sales, implementation, and enrollment processes, and marketplace influences
  • Deliver dependable, accurate, and timely service while maintaining relationships with internal and external partners
  • Act as a technical resource for junior underwriters and provide developmental feedback on case level decisions within the context of a mentoring relationship
  • Act as a mentor and coach, providing input to management regarding mentee performance
  • Lead and influence others in the organization to support change and drive profitable results

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, relevant business experience
  • Mastery of product provisions, plan designs, pricing and contractual benefits
  • Excellent technical expertise in risk selection
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of top-line and bottom-line objectives
  • Exhibit complete understanding of sales/distribution process and market trends
  • Mentor and coaching skills
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong critical thinking/analytical reasoning skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Highly skilled in persuasiveness and negotiation
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to quality and personal ownership of results

Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas.

Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.