DescriptionA senior level individual contributor who underwrites the highest complexity of insurance applications for one or more products by evaluating the insurability of applicants within established guidelines. Complex case work includes business, charitable gifting, estate planning and other types of advanced sales scenarios. Reviews risk factors, which include medical and nonmedical history, financial requirements, and occupational classes (where relevant) as well as a variety of legal documents supporting the insurance applications. Makes final underwriting decision for all ages and classes within specified dollar limits and according to suitability guidelines and compliance policy. The dollar limit for this position is <=$10,000,000 if life, maximum of current issue and participation limits if DI. In addition, this individual serves as an expert resource to internal audiences and projects requiring underwriting expertise, acts as a lead resource for financial associate training opportunities and is a dedicated resource for the Pinnacle Leaders Group.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Contributes to accurate and consistent risk selection as well as fraud detection.
- Ensures high level of customer satisfaction by partnering with financial associates, team members, medical and legal consultants to determine the best possible outcome for members.
- Handles complex and sensitive written and verbal communications, often influencing behavior via these communications.
- Informal leadership role involving ownership of monthly underwriter meetings, management of ongoing industry educational opportunities for the underwriting team (e.g. webinars, in-house presentations), liaison between underwriting department and other key stakeholders (e.g. Sales Desk, Legal) and demonstration of knowledge of competitive company practices gained through various industry resources (e.g. conferences, trade associations, publications).
Required Job Qualifications
- Bachelors Degree preferred and/or 8 years of relevant experience in the insurance industry.
- Attainment of CLU or FALU designation preferred as well as completion of select courses (e.g. CLU, ALU, HIAA, FLMI, FIC) and Computer Based Training courses as indicated in coursework requirements plan (this coursework requirements plan is available upon request).
Other Critical Factors
- Strong customer focus.
- Working knowledge of membership eligibility requirements as well as present and past products.
- Broad perspective understanding of Thrivent Financial and the financial services industry.
- Familiarity with contract law and regulations governing underwriting practices.
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