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Underwriter

location1 National Life Dr Unit 9000, Montpelier, VT 05602, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Full Time

 Underwriter

 Join our quickly growing, fast-paced Underwriting team!  We are hiring several full-time experienced Underwriters.

 The primary purpose of all levels of Underwriting is to provide accurate and timely risk assessment and evaluation of life applications utilizing National Life underwriting policies, guidelines and insurance laws and regulations. 

 Key Responsibilities

 Conducts risk assessments and follows NLG Underwriting philosophies by analyzing data, using tools (e.g. medical records, prescription databases, borrowing history, credit rating etc.), and third party information (e.g. medical records, prescription databases, borrowing history, credit rating etc.) to protect NLG bottom line and maintain profitability by avoiding fines and putting good risk on the books.

 Proactively seeks information (e.g. processes, philosophies, etc.), takes advantage of both formal and informal educational opportunities (e.g. medical and mentoring discussions, etc.) to build the foundations of a solid Underwriting career and continuously expand knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 Coordinates and communicates (verbal and written) with internal and external constituents to gather information, gain insights, and explain Underwriter decisioning and works to build relationships in a way that demonstrates seamless service excellence.

 Participates in interdepartmental presentations, helps with new hire training in various subjects.  At the higher levels of Underwriting, will guide and educate others to improve Underwriting quality, capabilities, efficiencies, and output.

 Identifies, communicates, and resolves escalations to deliver on seamless service and protect the bottom line.

 Factors that lead to success in this role:

  • You get excited, and feel rewarded, in helping people (Customer Focus)
  • You bounce back from setbacks easily (Being Resilient)
  • You tackle tough assignments, face difficult issues, and challenge the status quo with courage
  • You readily and easily adapt to people and situations, using appropriate empathy (Situational Adaptability, Empathy)
  • You relate comfortably with different types of people and easily build rapport and long-standing relationships (Interpersonal Savvy)
  • You use a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement to make sound decisions (Decision Quality)
  • You can clearly convey your message verbally and written (Communicates effectively), and demonstrates strong listening skills
  • You use business knowledge and experience to guide actions (Business insights)
  • You deal constructively with problems that do not have clear answers, appropriately handling risk (Manages Ambiguity)
  • You are great at multi-tasking in a fast-paced, production environment and are technology savvy (web searches, MS Office, data bases, and Mainframes)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, and minimum 2 years Life Underwriting experience in production-oriented environment required
  • Must be able to pass a background check

What You’ll Find at National Life Group

  • Competitive pay and outstanding health, wellness, and insurance benefits
  • Genuine opportunities for growth and career advancement
  • Full tuition sponsorship for completing your undergraduate and graduate degrees with University Arizona World Campus; additional $5K in annual tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • 40 hours of community service hours annually
  • A culture committed to inclusion and diversity
  • Remote / hybrid work opportunities

 
 

The base compensation range represents the low and high end of the range for this position. Actual compensation will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to qualifications, skills, competencies, location, and experience. The range listed is just one component of our total compensation package for employees.
Other rewards may include an annual bonus, quarterly bonuses, commissions, and other long-term incentive compensation, depending on the position.  National Life offers a competitive total rewards package which includes: a 401(k) retirement plan match; medical, dental, and vision insurance; a company funded wellness account for director and below employees; 10 paid holidays; a generous paid time off plan (22 days of combined time-off for non-exempt employees and exempt employees have discretion in managing their time, including scheduling time off in the normal course of business, but in no event will exempt employees receive less sick time than required by state or local law); 6 weeks of paid parental leave; and 6 weeks of paid family leave after a year of full-time employment
National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, VT – founded in 1848, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, TX – chartered in 1955, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York. Equity Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, is a Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser affiliate of National Life Insurance Company. All other entities are independent of the companies of National Life Group.
Fortune 1000 status is based on the consolidated financial results of all National Life Group companies. 
National Life Group
1 National Life Dr
Montpelier, VT 05604
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