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.
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
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
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