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Team Lead Group Underwriting

Posting Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: 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: Team Lead, Group Underwriting Ontario  
Department: Group Underwriting Ontario  
Competition: 11362  
Internal/External: Internal/External  
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent  
Location: Etobicoke, ON  
Salary: Competitive Compensation  
Reports To: Manager, Group Underwriting Ontario  


“We care about the work we do-and we're looking for new colleagues who do, too.”


The Company
For over 75 years we've been a leading diversified health services partner for individuals, plan sponsors, plan advisors and governments across Canada. We support the health and wellness of our employees and their families with various wellness programs and resources to support their personal and professional growth. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work.

We're a team of over 2000 colleagues dedicated to collaboration, innovation, customer service, and committed to work-life balance, community involvement and career development which is why Medavie Blue Cross is recognized as a Top 100 Employer, one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures and one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers.



The Opportunity

Group Underwriting business focus is to establish, administer and manage customer focused financial solutions for new and existing group benefit programs that are in line with the company's growth and margin targets. The Group Underwriting Ontario team primarily be responsible the overall execution of the brokerage and corporate business for the Ontario market.


The Team Lead, Group Underwriting Ontario supervises the overall execution and the day to day brokerage activities of the Underwriting Technician and various levels of Group Underwriters and will report directly to the Manager, Group Underwriting Ontario. The Team Lead will also oversee the production of the financial statements.  The Team Lead will collaborate extensively with sales, services, actuarial and other operational areas within Medavie Blue Cross to achieve its financial targets on the group health, life and disability income lines of business.


The Team Lead brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in group underwriting and leadership to the department. This position will be of interest to individuals who truly believe in going above and beyond in coaching the underwriters, while effectively promoting and supporting a positive work environment and an engaged cohesive team.


Key Responsibilities

  • Focus on overall execution of Brokerage segment for Ontario and making sound decisions to ensure our growth, persistency and profitability objective is met;
  • Provide support and feedback to these teams on the skills and requirements required to achieve success in their roles;
  • Collaborate and perform performance evaluations and contribute to the development of action plans for professional development;
  • Oversee workload management for the brokerage and financial team;
  • Ensure team motivation and engagement by maintaining good interpersonal relationships and excellent communication;
  • Required to participate in working groups on various projects;
  • Required to participate in recruitment activities
  • Required to moderate team meetings and touchpoints
  • Produce monthly reports of the overall operation of the team
  • Assisting the Manager, Group Underwriting Ontario with various tasks and projects




Education: Completion of post-secondary education in related field or equivalent work experience; GBA designation under CEBS program is strongly preferred.

Work Experience: At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience; a portion being in a leadership role is considered an asset.

Computer Skills: Strong computer skills and experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite.

Language Skills: Bilingualism (French and English) is considered an asset.

Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to apply group insurance underwriting principles and to provide technical underwriting solutions for clients;
  • Self-directed with high levels of personal accountability and responsibility;
  • Excellent reasoning, judgment and decision-making abilities;
  • Process strong analytical skills with high attention to detail;
  • Time-management skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment involving multiple tasks and priorities;
  • Previous experience working in a leadership capacity, preferably in an insurance environment;
  • Leverages skills and abilities to build a cohesive team to ensure consistency execution. Follows through on commitments and establishes regular and comprehensive exchange of ideas constantly with passion and commitment.


If you are interested in working with a team of professionals in a challenging role and you possess the necessary qualifications, please follow the instructions for applying online via the Medavie Blue Cross Corporate website by clicking on Apply Now.

Canadian Citizenship - Please indicate in your application the reason you are entitled to work in Canada:  Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.


Reliability screening will be required.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005  and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Medavie Blue Cross will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Medavie Blue Cross Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.  All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


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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