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Medical Underwriter Individual

Posting Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3J 3C6 Montréal, Quebec, CA, H3A 3C2 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1C 8L3 Montréal, Quebec, CA, H3A 3A7 Etobicoke, ON, CA, M9C 5P1

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

For over 75 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been a leading health and wellness partner for individuals, employers and governments across Canada. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the communities where we live and work, and to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture. We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and are recognized as a Caring Company, a designation for national leaders in community investment and social responsibility.


Our team of 2,100 professionals work across six provinces. We excel by living our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We’re committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our employees and their families, along with personal and professional growth, through a variety of programs and support at all levels of our organization.


Along with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie — a national health organization with over 6,400 employees. Together, our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians. 


Job Title: Medical Underwriter
Department: Client Solutions
Competition: 10927
Internal/External: Internal/External
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Moncton NB, Darmouth NS, Etobicoke ON, Montreal PQ
Salary: Starting $35,800
Reports To: Team Leader

Medical Underwriter-Individual Operations

Start a career in insurance! 


What’s in it for you?

What makes us a different kind of employer? We WANT you to have work-life balance, it’s in our DNA. No overnight shifts, no weekends, paid time off to take care of yourself or the ones you love and because we’re in the health business – paid benefits and perks to keep you at your very best.


We’re looking for a Medical Underwriter-this is a great role for someone with a medical background  who thrives in a fast-paced environment where accuracy and attention to detail are second nature. We need someone who is self-directed and eager to learn and is interested in research. Aren’t quite sure what a Medical Underwriter is? It’s an insurance “thing”; it is a great role to learn about our industry. It can be a great long-term career!  Our award-winning culture, leaders who really care, unmatched training and support are all dedicated to ensuring you are set up for success.


Common goals and collaboration, that’s what our team is all about, we offer:

  • A diverse team of colleagues with multiple fields of expertise
  • Comprehensive health and dental plan that is 100% employer paid effective on your first day
  • We pay you to become awesome – we offer comprehensive paid corporate training
  • Opportunities for career development and advancement
  • Emphasis on work life balance, providing wellness benefits, health resources and fitness center discounts
  • A great work environment from your co-workers to an award-winning culture focused on improving the health of Canadians

Your everyday with us:

You will have the opportunity to analyze and manage medical underwriting requests, determine product eligibility for our applicants, prepare documentation, administer our operational practices including invoicing, manage our information systems and communicate with our customers. You will analyze and review the medical risk based on medical evidence requirements and make quality decisions relating to eligibility of coverage and issuance of personal health or life plans.

You will have the opportunity to interact on the phone with clients, brokers/agents, physicians and other departments, use various technologies and demonstrate your exceptional administration skills.

What you need to succeed:

  • You are a good communicator – through email, letter and phone, you are clear and concise, you are confident in explaining your decisions
  • You exhibit a consistent “Whatever it takes attitude”, you like a new challenge every day
  • You have earned a post-secondary diploma or degree and/or relevant working experience in medical office administration or health care
  • Strong technical aptitude – you can multitask and navigate between multiple software applications simultaneously
  • A medical or insurance background is a definite asset
  • Looking for your next career move but not sure where to start, insurance is a great industry with role diversity and growth opportunities
  • Bilingualism is an asset (Written, Spoken, Reading)




We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest.  Please note only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Medavie Blue Cross is an equal opportunity employer.

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