Associate Chief Life Underwriter

Job Description

  
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Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world. Start your career at Farmers today! 
  
Job Summary 
  
Assists in developing and implements the underwriting philosophy, policies and practices of Farmers New World Life. Responsible for developing an efficient underwriting department structure that supports the Underwriting Operations strategy and practices 
  
Essential Job Functions 
  
Supervises assigned personnel Provides leadership that supports financial strength, efficient and quick response to the changing business environment, quality, personal customer service and open communication among employees. Supports and communicates objectives in support of company's short and long term objectives. Provides for underwriting development to ensure an ongoing pool of available talent including succession planning for management positions. Represents the company to build strong underwriting peer and reinsurance relationships. Executes Life Company underwriting philosophy, policies, practices, strategies, programs and initiatives to accomplish corporate growth and financial goals. Implements medical underwriting policies and practices in conjunction with Chief Underwriter, Head of Underwriting Operations and Medical Director. Collaborates to develop new products and strategies that require new risk selection and classification criteria including simplified underwriting methods. Researches and recommends new investigation methods to optimize the effectiveness of investigation of risk tools. Ensures compliance with legislation and regulation regarding life insurance underwriting policies, practices and procedures. Develops and coordinates underwriting content posted to LifeNet in coordination with Chief Underwriter, Head of Underwriting Operations. Validates rule changes to the Underwriting System to ensure Company risk tolerance is adhered to. Maintains membership in and supports National Life Underwriting Associations; keeps abreast of improvements in medical and underwriting technology. Promotes safety and complies with safety/ergonomic standards as outlined in relevant company published manuals. Performs other duties as assigned. 
  
Physical Actions 
  
Physical Environment 
  
Education Requirements 
  
Bachelor's degree required. Pursuing or obtained FALU designation. 
  
Experience Requirements 
  
Minimum 10 years of experience in Life Underwriting Management (required)  
  
Special Skill Requirement 
  
Model behaviors that demonstrate commitment to corporate values. Oversee use of performance management process in area of responsibility and complete performance management cycle for direct reports. Implement people management strategy and resource plan to support the business. Optimize staff development and retention in area of responsibility. Take action to manage own personal development and encourage others to do the same. Exhibits a high level of teamwork during interaction with others. Solicits and actively listens to feedback, seeking clarification and acknowledging the assessment. Anticipates impact of change, and directs self and others in smoothly changing gears. Uses ingenuity in dealing with ambiguous situations and guides other to cope effectively. Thrives on situations involving risk and uncertainty. Acts as a trusted advisor by looking for long-term benefits to the customer, and becomes involved in customer's decision making process. Evaluates complex transactions, understands the interconnectivity between transactions and departments. Actively seeks feedback and areas for improvement. Keen analytical eye towards process improvement. Is a trusted advisor. Has an excellent understanding of the business and challenges. Always focused on adding value. Utilizes exceptional knowledge and skills to collaborate with peers and drive business results. 
  
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 
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Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 06/04/2019