Sr. Group Underwriting Consultant (Allstate Benefits)- REMOTE

Posted on Apr 5 117 views Northbrook, IL

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Compensation Data

The starting salary for this position is $59,500 commensurate with experience.

Job Summary

Responsible for the review and evaluation of larger, more complex cases for new business proposals and in-force renewal business. Directly or indirectly involved in more difficult rating calculations with a greater degree of financial impact which may require discussion with senior leadership. Additional job functions include the modification of existing accounts. contract revisions, and other policyowner service work having a high level of risk and significant financial impact to the company. Mentorship of lower level underwriters including case reviews, evaluations and approval of work.

Key Responsibilities
  • Review and manipulate census data for input into various rating tools generating manual rates
  • Analyze data related to the risk being underwritten for small cases, to determine what benefits, if any, can be offered and at what cost (rating)
  • Using AB’s workflow management tools, thoroughly document the thought processes to support decisions made re and thought processes used regarding specific cases
  • Conducts research to secure additional data needed to make determinations on benefits and premiums.
  • Reviews requests for master policy changes to determine eligibility.
  • Communicates with policy owners, applicants, brokers, agencies, and/or other sources concerning underwriting decisions and procedures.
  • Develop credibility with sales force, brokers, as well as internal and external customers.
  • Respond timely and accurately to requests made to the underwriting team while maintaining positive relationships with our internal and external customers through effective written and verbal communication.
  • Prepares proposal and/or offer information and coordinates final proposal presentation, including preparation of all required exhibits
  • Makes recommendations to management regarding account analysis and underwriting risk decisions at and above authority level
  • Engaged in process improvement by continually looking for better ways to get the job done
  • Create spreadsheets and exhibits for internal and external customers
  • Involvement in projects having direct or indirect impact on group underwriting
  • Mentor less experience team members by providing guidance and expertise
  • Lead or assist in training sessions
  • Authority to review and approve proposals up to 2,000 eligible lives

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job does not have supervisory duties

Preferred Qualifications

Functional Skills Required

  • Analytical and Detail Oriented with ability to Interoperate Data
  • Professional demeanor, with the ability to make presentations
  • Computer savvy with an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, presentation, email/phone etiquette)
  • Strong decision maker
  • Creative thinker and Problem solver
  • Process improvement driven
  • Project management skills a plus

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of Group Life & Health underwriting experience required
  • Advanced knowledge of group insurance products preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Allstate’s systems and applications as they relate to group underwriting preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field experience

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


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