Intermediate Group Underwriter

Posting Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: New Brunswick, CA ON, CA Prince Edward Island, CA Nova Scotia, CA Quebec, CA NL, CA

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. As a not-for-profit organization, we proudly invest in communities to help address some of Canada’s most pressing health care challenges. We are one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Life & Health Insurer of the Year for 2021 and an Imagine Canada Caring Company. 
Our 2,400 professionals work across six provinces, united by our shared values of being caring, accountable, responsible, innovative and community-minded. We’re committed to ensuring our employees thrive in our award-winning, collaborative culture focused on ensuring health, wellness, and personal and professional growth through a variety of programs and support across our organization.
Together with Medavie Health Services, we are part of Medavie — a national health solutions partner with over 7,700 employees. Our mission is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians.

Job Title: Group Underwriter
Department: Group Underwriting 
Competition: 86276
Internal/External: Internal/External 
Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Location: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario - Remote
Salary: Competitive Compensation 
Reports To: Team Leader


The Opportunity:


Applications are invited for the position of Group Underwriter, working remotely. In this position, you will work with the Group Underwriting team to ensure Medavie Blue Cross achieves its financial targets on the group health, life and disability income lines of business. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishment of renewal pricing which includes analysis of experience/trend to justify the reasons behind the renewal and to recommend pricing alternates.  This also encompasses responding to client inquiries relating to pricing and experience.;

  • Establishment of rates for new group business and respond to financial questions within the specifications;

  • Prepare financial statements for ASO and Retention groups in accordance with financial agreements;

  • Draft and update financial agreements;

  • Ensuring underwriting targets are met for growth and profitability;

  • Development and ongoing maintenance of direct relationships with clients and producers; and

  • Continuous dealings with internal sales staff and other internal customers (ie: Case Management, Group Admin), the agent/broker/consultant network and policyholders.



  • Education:  Post-secondary education in the field of business administration, mathematics, actuarial science, statistics or computer science.  

  • Work Experience: 5+ years of Group Underwriting experience. 


Other Qualifications:

  • Enjoy working in a team-based environment;

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal;

  • Self-directed with high levels of personal accountability and responsibility;

  • Excellent reasoning, judgment and decision-making abilities;

  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail;

  • Excellent Time-management skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment involving multiple tasks and priorities; and

  • Strong negotiation skills.


Computer Skills: Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite specifically Excel and Word.


Language Skills: Bilingualism, French and English, is an asset but not a requirement.


Core Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking: excellent reasoning, judgment and decision-making abilities; strong analytical skills with high attention to detail.

  • Execution and Organizational Skills: Time-management skills with experience working in a fast paced environment involving multiple tasks and priorities.

  • Team Work Skills: Good negotiation skills and enjoy working in a team-based environment.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Medavie Blue Cross strives to foster a culture where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential - a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) where we live our values every day in the way we treat each other, our members and the communities we serve. Accessibility is a top priority.


For applicants with disabilities, we provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. 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.

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