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Senior Insurance Underwriter

Markham, ON
Full Time
7 days ago
Company Overview

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Department Overview
The Underwriting Department performs the mortality and morbidity risk assessment of insurance applications for Life Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance which is distributed through outbound calls and internet direct sales.

The department's goal is to ensure that Underwriting practices and decisions meet the mortality and morbidity claims experience for the specific product lines. There is also a large focus on the Customer Experience.

The department handles high volumes in a rapidly paced environment.

This position requires a minimum of 5 years medical underwriting and insurance experience or a degree/diploma in health sciences. The successful candidate is to be working towards a LOMA or ALU designation or the completion of courses and will demonstrate professional development by attending industry meetings.

Job Description
  • Appropriate medical underwriting assessment and decisions for each risk according to the limits of the plan and underwriting philosophy meeting business guidelines and service standards.
  • Gathering insurance risk information by written supplementary health questionnaires or phone conversations with customers
  • Provide support to the claims department and handling claim referrals
  • Provide a superior customer experience service on all activities:
  • Communicate underwriting decisions and detailed explanations of adverse handlings promptly and accurately to clients and, where required to attending physicians.
  • Ensure applications are underwritten and processed according to TD's underwriting guidelines as well as the terms of the third party agreements
  • Provide first level problem and complaint resolution
  • Process underwriter referrals, create training sessions on medical topics and participate in projects


Specific Education:
  • LOMA Life Underwriting 386
  • LOMA Associate Customer Service
  • LOMA courses and/or designations
  • Degree/Diploma in the Health Sciences and/or 5 years medical underwriting experience.
  • Academy of Life Underwriting (ALU) Industry related courses and/or accreditations.

Other Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years medical underwriting and insurance experience or a degree/diploma in health sciences.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding Customer Skills.
  • Actively working on either LOMA or ALU course or designation.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills
  • excellent computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • French Language is an Asset



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