Medical Mutual of Ohio Group Underwriter in Cleveland, Ohio

Evaluates data and risk characteristics of groups to assist in the establishment of prospect and renewal rates that are compliant and in support of corporate financial and membership goals for all product lines.

Responsibilities:

Group Underwriter I

• Calculates renewal rates and premiums for enrolled groups using standard formulas and actuarial information, recognizing system requirements and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, and adherence to internal policies and procedures. Identifies unusual, non-standard circumstances needing special accommodation.

• Develops calculation and processing of benefit and funding change alternatives for existing individuals and groups.

• Discusses the proposed plan and funding designs with manager. Gathers information, develops options and consults with sales/service to help determine how to best meet the client’s objectives.

• Reviews and evaluates underwriting information and data for prospective groups to calculate proposed rates for less complex cases.

• Analyzes and processes exceptions and negotiations in accordance with underwriting procedures. Processes new enrollment and final underwriting of individuals and group business. Makes recommendations on process for managing exceptions.

Group Underwriter II

• Calculates renewal rates and premiums for enrolled individuals or groups, ensuring compliance with state/federal regulations and internals policies. Recognizes unusual and non-standard circumstances which need special accommodation.

• Calculates and processes benefit and funding alternatives for existing individuals and groups. Consults with sales/service to strategize and to determine how to best meet the client’s objectives.

• Evaluates underwriting information and data for prospective individuals and groups to calculate proposed rates.

• Evaluates exceptions and negotiations, and makes recommendations for course of action. Processes new enrollment and performs final underwriting of individuals and group business.

• Performs testing of tools and systems. Assists internal and external clients as needed.

• Assists in training and coaching junior underwriting staff as needed.

Group Underwriter III

Evaluates data and risk characteristics of individuals or groups and make complex decisions to establish prospect and renewal rates that are compliant and in support of corporate goals for all product lines. Exercises sound judgment to make exceptions to standard underwriting results and communicates with leaders.

• Develops renewal rates and premiums within state/federal regulations and internal policies. Evaluates risk and uses sound judgment to propose pricing. Identifies cost drivers and addresses exceptions and negotiations according to policy. Performs final underwriting.

• Interprets and analyzes underwriting information and data for prospective individuals and groups to develop proposed rates and programs after consulting with sales to determine the best approaches to meet the client’s objectives. Calculates and processes benefit and funding alternatives for existing individuals and groups.

• Develops meaningful benefit and funding alternatives for existing individuals and groups after collaboration with sales to determine the best approach to meet the client’s objectives. Articulates results to peers, leadership, and sales/service.

• Acts as a consultant and works with sales, brokers, clients, leadership and other areas of the company to provide reporting, analytics, insight, and creative recommendations on cost solutions that support market and company strategies.

• Promotes efficiency and develops activities to enhance proficiency. Trains more junior level analysts and identify ways to increase productivity.

Sr. Group Underwriter

Functions independently while evaluating data and risk characteristics of individuals or groups to make complex decisions regarding renewal premiums, prospective client quotes or bids and the implementation of health underwriting policies to achieve acceptable financial results in support of corporate goals for all product lines. Exercises sound judgment in making exceptions to standard underwriting results to promote the retention and acquisition of business. Manages projects; and, provides training and education to underwriting, sales, brokers and clients.

• Develops renewal rates and premiums within state/ federal regulations, and internal policies and procedures. Evaluates risk and determines logical pricing. Recognizes cost drivers and proposes solutions. Articulates results and recommendations to analysts, leadership and sales/service, brokers & consultants, and clients. Addresses exceptions and negotiations according to policies. Performs final underwriting.

• Proposes meaningful benefit and funding alternatives for existing clients in collaboration with sales to provide the best plan designs to meet the client’s and the Company's objectives.

• Analyzes underwriting information, data and risk for prospective individuals and programs in collaboration with sales, brokers & consultants and clients to provide the best plans and approaches that meet the client’s and the Company's objectives.

• Acts as a consultant and works with sales, brokers & consultants, clients, , other areas of the company, and senior executives to provide reporting, analytics, insight, and creative solutions that support market and company strategies.

• Trains and develops more junior level analysts and sales personnel to share knowledge, enhance productivity and efficiency of the area(s). Leads development of activities that enhance proficiency of the area(s). Leads staff in the absence of management.

Group Underwriter I

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or related field.

• Sales and/or underwriting support experience in the health insurance or related industry preferred.

• Knowledge of health insurance industry.

• Intermediate Microsoft Office skills, including Access.

• Strong math aptitude.

Group Underwriter II

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or related field required.

• 2 years experience as a Group Underwriter or equivalent combination of experience and training.

• Strong math aptitude

• Demonstrated knowledge of underwriting concepts and techniques and general health insurance and benefit and funding designs/methodology.

• Intermediate MS Office Skills, including MS Access.

Group Underwriter III

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.

• 3 years experience as a Group Underwriter or equivalent experience in health insurance underwriting.

• In-depth knowledge of underwriting concepts and techniques of general health insurance and benefit funding designs/methodology.

• Strong math aptitude

• Intermediate MS Office Skills, including MS Access.

Sr. Group Underwriter

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or related field

• 5 years experience as a Group Underwriter or equivalent experience in health insurance underwriting.

• In-depth knowledge of underwriting concepts and techniques of general health insurance and benefit funding designs/methodology.

• Ability to underwrite for groups that are complex such as consortiums, multi-levels and providers.

• Strong math aptitude.

• Intermediate MS Office Skills, including MS Access.

• Ability to orient, train and assist more junior level staff.

Medical Mutual is looking to grow our team! We truly value and respect the talents and abilities of all of our employees. That’s why we offer an exceptional package that includes:

A Great Place to Work:

• Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio. Five years in a row we’ve received this recognition!

• On-site wellness center and massage. Enjoy personal trainers, towel service, locker room, weight room, elliptical machines, and a variety of classes!

• On-site cafeteria serving hot breakfast and lunch. Choices ranging from salad bar, made to order, hot and cold sandwiches, or a variety of entrees cooked fresh daily

• Convenient store

• Employee discount program. Discounts at many places in and around town, just for being a Medical Mutual team member

• Business casual attire

Excellent Benefits and Compensation:

• Competitive compensation plans

• Employee bonus program

• 401(k) with company match and an additional company contribution

• Excellent medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance

An Investment in You:

• Career development programs and classes

• Mentoring and coaching to help you advance

• Education reimbursement up to $5K per year

About Medical Mutual:

We strive to create peace of mind. Our customers can trust us to do things right and to help them get value from their health plan. We’re the largest health insurer in Ohio and for 80 years, we’ve been serving our members and the Ohio communities where they live and work. Medical Mutual is a Top Place to Work in Northeast Ohio with exceptional career opportunities that offer challenge, growth and a great work/life balance. We want talented, innovative, and driven people to help us continue to be the best health insurance choice of Ohioans and help make Ohio the best it can be! Our headquarter building is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland and we have multiple offices throughout the state. Join us at one near you!

At Medical Mutual we celebrate differences and are mutually invested in our employees and our community. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse and nicotine testin

Job: *7 - General Staff

Organization: *Underwriting

Title: Group Underwriter

Location: OH-Cleveland

Requisition ID: 1700275