White Plains Health Insurance / Employee Benefits firm seeking a Jr. level, detail-oriented, number-crunching spreadsheet (MS Excel) wizard for a Jr. Health Insurance Underwriter position.
What is Underwriting:
Underwriting is the process of evaluating an insurance application that involves determining an applicant's risk by reviewing his/her medical information, financial information and lifestyle, and taking the applicant's age and gender into consideration. After determining risk, the underwriter sets a price and establishes the insurance premium that will be charged in exchange for taking on that risk. An insurance underwriter's role is to choose who and what the insurance company will insure based on this risk assessment.
The Jr. Insurance Underwriter will be responsible for analyzing health benefit plan data and assessing risks as to frequency of claims to produce accurate product exhibits. This individual will utilize established underwriting criteria and policies to provide proper rating methodologies. They will work closely with the sales consultants and recommend alternative pricing options and plan design changes based on economic analysis, group specific claims data and trends. This position will assist in building and maintaining databases and models to support the economic analysis of the program. This individual will work on new business and renewal account underwriting.
• 1 year+ experience in Health Insurance Underwriting for any variety of products: PPO, HMO, self-funded, ASO/fully-insured.
• A "number cruncher", and detail-oriented problem solver, with a passion for creating spreadsheets with MS Excel. Must have intermediate+ to advanced Excel ability. Microsoft Access and/or SAS skills a plus.
• Bachelors Degree in Math, Finance, Business, Statistics, Healthcare Administration or related degree preferred.
Job location: White Plains, NY 10601
Schedule: Full-time, 9am-5pm
Work from home opportunity: Partial (once up and running)
This opportunity is open to local-area candidates seeking w2 employment only. Please include an updated resume with current town/city of residence. Candidates not matching the above listed criteria will not be contacted.
Role: Jr. Health Insurance Underwriter / MS Excel Fanatic
Location: White Plains,
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