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Senior Group Underwriter

Posting Date: May 24, 2022

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

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: Senior Group Underwriter
Department: Group Underwriting
Competition: 12666
Internal/External: Internal/External
Employment Type: Full time, Permanent
Location: Montreal or Etobicoke
Salary: Competitive Compensation
Reports To: Team Leader, Group Underwriting Growth


The Opportunity:
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. 

What else is in it for you?

  • A stimulating and flexible working environment
  • A diverse team of colleagues with multiple fields of expertise
  • Health and dental Benefits Program 100% paid by the employer
  • An organization where we encourage personal learning and growth
  • A focus on work-life balance and well-being, including health support  tools,  and discounts on your fitness membership
  • If getting involved in charitable causes is something you’re passionate about, we support and offer plenty of opportunities to give back
  • We are a not-for-profit organization and our shareholders are the communities in which we operate.  13% of our net income goes back into our communities through the Medavie Health Foundation and our Building Healthy Communities program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handling of large account quotes during the RFP process;
  • Act as a consultant to the management team in establishing various pricing strategies;
  • Act as a consultant to other departments of the company;
  • Resource person for junior and intermediate underwriters;


  • Post-secondary education in the field of business administration, mathematics, actuarial science, statistics or computer science.  
  • 10 years minimum Group Underwriting experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite specifically Excel and Word.
  • Bilingualism, French and English, is an asset.
  • 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.

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.



At Medavie, everything we do is to improve the wellbeing of Canadians.  We have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of our employees, partners, plan members and the communities where we live and work.  Proof of full vaccination is required for all employees at Medavie Blue Cross.

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