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Group Insurance Lead Underwriting Specialist

Roseland, NJ 07068
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    UW 0000K
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Group Insurance is an operating unit within the U.S. Businesses Division that primarily focuses on creating, distributing, and administering a complex range of life and disability insurance products for many top Fortune 500 companies. Prudential has been underwriting group insurance plans since 1916. Today, our Group Insurance business unit is the nations second largest group life carrier and a leading disability carrier, proudly servicing nearly 20,000 clientsand insuring more than 20 million employees and their families. Group Insurance has operation centers across the United States.

The Lead Underwriting Specialist of the UW Excellence Technical Services team has advanced technical underwriting skills and coaching skills. The Lead Underwriting Specialist acts as a technical subject matter expert and is accountable for advancing the Underwriting skill set across all market segments and products, with a focus in Premier. Provides a role in the analysis and/or handling of complex situations with increased focus on client and company objectives augmented by his/her underwriting and business expertise.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducts case reviews prior to release for select Premier size cases based on identified criteria and to identify opportunities for improvement

  • Reviews Premier size cases post release to assess underwriting accuracy and consistency, compliance with product offerings, policy and regulatory requirements as well as underwriting judgment and alignment with pricing strategies.

  • Improves bench strength of staff through coaching, development and implementation of training and development strategies, focus on new hires and junior underwriter levels. Develops underwriters in the analysis and assessment of risk. Coaches underwriters through daily interactions.

  • Provides expert guidance and consultation on Premier cases.

  • Collaborates with partners within and across functional lines to align team objectives with organizational initiatives. Frequent interaction with UW management, quality review, knowledge management and strategy teams.

  • Develops and supports the control environment.

  • Regularly evaluates work processes and tools with a focus on continuous improvement to achieve business objectives and makes recommended changes.

  • Evaluates group insurance and underwriting concepts and procedures and demonstrates the ability to translate them into concise and easy to understand guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Provides strategic and consultative solutions, consistently making decisions based on the business portfolio, strategic plan, the competition and company policy and procedures. Seizes opportunities to support strategic goals.

  • May lead cross functional projects or represent Underwriting as a subject matter expert.

  • May handle case work as needed

  • Support the Knowledge Management team in the development and presentation of technical underwriting concepts in training sessions.

  • Strong technical background in group insurance Life and/or Disability underwriting (7+ years)

  • Skilled at interpreting and communicating financial business drivers (7+ years)

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Strong leadership skills to influence culture and drive desired outcomes

  • Demonstrated passion for talent excellence

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Posted: 2019-04-29 Expires: 2019-05-28
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