Underwriting Consultant
Reinsurance Group of America
Toronto, Canada
5d ago

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director, Underwriting, the Underwriting Consultant assumes responsibility for the risk selection in order to meet departmental objectives.


  • Underwrites complex facultative underwriting risks, according to RGA underwriting guidelines.
  • Possesses an advanced understanding of both medical and financial underwriting techniques, and stays current on related industry trends and advancements.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to complex case works.
  • Has a solid understanding of high net worth sales concepts and their application in the market.
  • Provides advanced technical expertise and support to client companies.
  • Demonstrates ability to work productively in high pressure environment and effectively and proactively manage challenging situations.
  • Acts independently on large and / or complicated cases, within specified authority
  • Co-signs cases from more junior underwriters and provides guidance, training and mentoring.
  • Actively supports the department management by providing input, assisting in training, leading team discussions, participating in projects, and being a positive contributor to the resolution of technical or client issues.
  • Liaises with other RGA departments to share knowledge and assist with client projects, as necessary.
  • Participates in RGA events and industry activities & fosters relationships with key clients.
  • Requirements

  • College diploma or University degree or equivalent working experience
  • 7-10 years of experience in direct or reinsurance underwriting, working in High Net Worth and large case underwriting
  • FLMI or FALU designations, or significant progress towards obtaining these or other related industry designations
  • Bilingual French / English (oral and written) an asset
  • Multiple lines of business (Life, DI, CI) an asset
  • Skills :

  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology, insurance and contract law, and accounting principles as applied to risk selection
  • Ability to make complex decisions based on limited data, and explain the basis of those decisions
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Solid time management & organizational skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend a large volume of advanced medical and complex financial information in a timely fashion
  • Works effectively as a positive influencer and contributes to ideas and solutions
  • Proactively builds strong interpersonal relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible and creative
  • Strong client focus
  • RGA Canada is part of an internationally growing company and offer a dynamic team environment.

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