Senior Group Underwriter

For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture. We are one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures and are recognized as a Caring Company, a designation for national leaders in community investment and social responsibility.
Our team of 2,100 professionals work across six provinces. We excel by living our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We're committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our employees and their families, along with personal and professional growth, through a variety of programs and support at all levels of our organization .
Along with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie - a national health organization with over 6,400 employees. Together, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians.
Job Title: Senior Group Underwriter Department: Group Underwriting Competition: 5462 Internal/External: Internal/External Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent Location: Montréal Salary: Competitive Compensation Reports To: Manager, Group Underwriting Closing Date: October 31, 2019
The Opportunity:
In this position, you will work with the Group Underwriting team to ensure Medavie Blue Cross achieves its financial targets on the group health, life and disability income lines of business.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Establishment of renewal pricing which includes analysis of experience/trend to justify the reasons behind the renewal and to recommend pricing alternates. This also encompasses responding to client inquiries relating to pricing and experience.;
  • Establishment of rates for new group business and respond to financial questions within the specifications;
  • Prepare financial statements for ASO and Retention groups in accordance with financial agreements;
  • Draft and update financial agreements;
  • Ensuring underwriting targets are met for growth and profitability;
  • Development and ongoing maintenance of direct relationships with clients and producers; and
  • Continuous dealings with internal sales staff and other internal customers (ie: Case Management, Group Admin), the agent/broker/consultant network and policyholders.

Education : Post-secondary education in the field of business administration, mathematics, actuarial science, statistics or computer science.
Work Experience : 10 years minimum Group Underwriting experience.
Other Qualifications :
  • Enjoy working in a team-based environment;
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal;
  • Self-directed with high levels of personal accountability and responsibility;
  • Excellent reasoning, judgment and decision-making abilities;
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail;
  • Excellent Time-management skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment involving multiple tasks and priorities; and
  • Strong negotiation skills.

Computer Skills : Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite specifically Excel and Word.
Language Skills : Bilingualism, French and English, is an asset but not a requirement.
Core competencies:
Analytical Thinking: excellent reasoning, judgment and decision-making abilities; strong analytical skills with high attention to detail.
Execution and Organizational Skills : Time-management skills with experience working in a fast paced environment involving multiple tasks and priorities.
Team Work Skills : Good negotiation skills and enjoy working in a team-based environment.
f you are interested in working with a team of professionals in a challenging role and you possess the necessary qualifications, please follow the instructions for applying online via the Medavie Blue Cross Corporate website.
We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest. Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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About Medavie Blue Cross

Join an exceptional organization!

Medavie Blue Cross is proud to be one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. The insurance business is about more than just claims - it's about relationships too. As a not-for-profit health care provider, caring for our employees, our clients and our communities is core to who we are.

Why Work with Us?

Medavie Blue Cross is a leading member of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross plans that collectively provide coverage to over seven million Canadians. As a not-for-profit organization, we provide health, dental, travel, life and disability benefits to individuals and organizations, and administer various government-sponsored health programs. Our shareholders are the employees, clients and communities we serve. We channel an annual social dividend to the Medavie Health Foundation as part of our commitment to helping Canadians live their best lives, both mentally and physically.

Engaging Culture

We've been recognized as one of Canada's Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, and embrace this honour every day. We are big enough to make a difference but small enough that everyone can have a voice, influence outcomes and see the impact of their work. You'll join a team of talented individuals who have passion, experience and motivation to make a difference in the lives of customers. People stay because of the relationships they form with coworkers and customers.

Total Rewards Package

We offer competitive compensation and great benefits like a comprehensive health and dental plan that is 100% paid by us, pensions with contribution matching, RRSPs, and short and long-term disability and life insurance. We strive to provide a stable work environment dedicated to long-term, healthy employment relationships so you can excel in what you do.

Healthy Work Environment

Our work environment enables employees to be respected and fulfilled both professionally and personally through healthy relationships, work-life balance and meaningful work. We are committed to our employees' health and wellbeing, but we know improving health outcomes starts with us. That's why we believe employees who are given flexibility and are able to balance their career and lives will contribute more.

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