Associate Group Underwriter
Posted on 07/16/2021GuideStone - Dallas, TX
We are an innovative organization that invests in the spiritual, relational, financial, physical and professional development of our employees. We have a culture that values excellence, teamwork, humility, integrity, compassion and stewardship.
What We Offer You!
We offer employees a generous benefits package, flexible work schedules, the opportunity to be involved in community outreach and tuition reimbursement.
Basic Purpose: Prepare and review all proposals for all insurance products. Prepare risk analysis for use as a guide to determine medical rates/benefits for Group Plan prospecting clients of 2-100 lives. Assist Insurance Marketing Personnel as needed with verbal and written communication to prospective clients and existing clients. Approve issue of new products for groups 2-100 lives.
What you will do:
- Determine rates for all products for groups 2-100 lives
- Preparation/review of proposals
- Knowledge of risk analysis tool and knowledge of how to use the tool to determine rates within guidelines
- Client (current and prospective) contact
- Special Projects
- Approve new business for issue
What you will need:
- Bachelor’s Degree in insurance or business related field or equivalent work experience.
- Travel less than 5% annually.
- Successful completion of Actuarial exams preferred.
- Proficient PC skills in MS Office.
- Command of the various features of spreadsheet software and how to use them effectively with respect to memory and processing time.
- Two plus years of group insurance experience is required.
- Complete and thorough knowledge of GuideStone insurance plans and strong mathematical ability.
- Adherence to personnel policies and various GuideStone standards and security measures; adherence to Federal/State regulations related to insurance.
- Ability to understand new problems/situations quickly and with depth and insight; to formulate findings into understandable language; ability to distinguish weaknesses and strengths of a situation as well as the needs.
- Ability to communicate with non-technical persons or persons of other technical orientations in their terminology; ability to produce reports which require minimal modifications; sense of proportion in what is and is not important to communicate.
- To have foresight for future developments and in explaining those areas which will be difficult to interpret at a later time; to know when to defer decision making to next management level; to use good discretion in selecting approaches to problems and in testing; evaluation of alternate strategies when applicable.
- Ability to plan so that progress is made on more than one assignment at a time; to make maximum use of resources such as PC time; ability to organize so that tasks are not neglected or forgotten; ability to organize data, functions, and documentation so that needed information is easily retrievable.
- Ability to identify sources which may provide pertinent information; to interpret information from a variety of references; ability to learn from reference materials such as regulatory updates, plan documents, computer reference manuals, text books.
- Ability to accomplish work properly with little follow-up; in emergency situations, show initiative and reliability to help with a solution; can be relied upon when special needs arise; able to meet target dates; ability to perform equally well in the presence and absence of supervision.
- Must have complete confidentiality regarding GuideStone business matters.
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