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Bilingual Senior Life Underwriter, Canada

Canada, Canada, Canada
Last update 2024-05-23
Expires 2024-05-22
ID #2109612929
3,000,000 CA$
Bilingual Senior Life Underwriter, Canada
Canada, Canada, Canada,
Modified April 9, 2024


Senior Life Underwriter(Location: Any Canadian Location, CA)Empire life is looking to hire a Senior Underwriter to join our Retail Operations team!Why pursue this opportunity Empire Life is growing the Retail Underwriting team and looking to fill several Underwriting roles. We are looking to expand the teams with people who have strong leadership, technical and medical knowledge and skills. By joining the Empire Life today, you'll be exposed to growth and career development opportunities. The Senior Life Underwriter maintains Company profitability through favourable mortality by reviewing and assessing the financial risk of individual life insurance applications. The incumbent is guided by defined goals and objectives and works under the general supervision of the Manager, Underwriting. Join a transforming business - we are a medium-sized Canadian company in a stable industry which is rapidly transforming. The role - this is a new position and your chance to join a growing team, while being provided the opportunity to make an impact. The environment - we understand the importance of work-life balance and strive to provide a supportive work environment that allows our employees to achieve both personal and professional goals. Play an integral role - this is an opportunity that allows for you to grow your skills, while directly contributing to the business unit you are a part of. What you’ll be working on Assesses risk accurately to an approval limit of $3,000,000 for individual life and $1,000,000 for critical illness policies Coaches junior and intermediate underwriters to ensure that individual coverage decisions are appropriate, made in a timely manner, and communicated to the appropriate team members Provides sound risk decisions and related support to the Sales & Marketing and Retail business line teams Assesses the mortality and financial risk for individual life insurance applications through an analysis of financial and medical information Provides support to the Sales team in the management of the distribution relationship Interacts with reinsurance providers to spread risks on retention amounts that exceed the Empire Life retention limit Consults with Senior Underwriters, medical Directors, or the Manager, Underwriting on any questionable situations Participates as an active team member and leads assigned projects Provides technical training to junior and intermediate underwriters What we’re looking for you to have Bilingualism (English/French)5 – 8 years work experience in individual underwriting, three of which has been at an intermediate level Experience coaching/mentoring others Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, internet and database computer software Comprehensive knowledge of medical and financial terminology FLMI with underwriting specialty Working towards FALUCompletion of a university degree in life sciences, nursing or kinesiology Well-developed analytical and problem resolution skills Ability to be decisive and show consistently good judgment Well-developed coaching and mentoring skills Well-developed organizational skills Clear writing and verbal communication skills Ability to work within and apply decision methodologies If you are applying for a position which is open to applicants across Canada, unless otherwise indicated in the position, language proficiency in English is required for communicating with customers, advisors, or employees across Canada. It would be nice for you to have Knowledge of individual life and health underwriting and advanced financial underwriting are assets Beyond the salary For regular full-time positions, Empire Life offers a comprehensive total rewards package that includes: Competitive salaries with annual pay increases Annual bonus program, which recognizes both strong company performance and individual contributions Competitive uncapped commission for sales positions A comprehensive employer-funded benefits package that includes life insurance, disability, health and dental and a generous health account Flexible work arrangements and an annual allotment of personal health days. Four weeks annual vacation from hire date A defined contribution pension plan with generous employer matching Top up programs for parental leave and compassionate leave Employer-sponsored wellness and recognition programs A cash employee referral program To learn more about working at Empire Life, visit to know us Empire life is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and welcome everyone to participate in our application process. We encourage those of all backgrounds and experiences to apply, even if you don't believe you meet each unique qualification outlined. Applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. Empire Life welcomes applications from people with disabilities and disabled people. 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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Bilingual senior life underwriter

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