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Director of Underwriting (Ontario)

This is an exciting time to join People Corporation. Our high level of acquisition activity and our consistent organic growth continue to define and further enhance our benefits, pension, and HR products and services and how they are delivered to our clients.

Gallivan Student Health and Wellness is a leading National consultant for over 38 post-secondary student organizations in Canada. We offer a range services including domestic group benefit plans, coverage for International student groups, mental health and wellness as well as legal plans. We are looking for a dynamic individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment to join our team in Waterloo, Ontario as Director of Underwriting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop sophisticated benefit plan designs for domestic and international plans.
  • Drive renewal strategies and develop solutions to address complex financial positions of clients
  • Works closely with business development, client relations and operations teams on pre-renewal strategy, RFPs, funding model options and post renewal analysis
  • Analyze cost drivers by reviewing clients’ cost/utilization data and looking for year- over –year trend study or comparisons to external benchmarks
  • Strong Underwriting/actuarial and financial projection skills
  • Conducts reserve evaluation to help renewal negotiation
  • Conduct Flexible benefit plan program design and re-design and implementation projects
  • Clearly establishes and communicates timelines with the client relation team and keeps them apprised of changes and renewal updates
  • Key contributor in the on-boarding of new clients by working collaboratively with client relations and operations team
  • Establishes effective carrier/vendor relationships to serve clients in benefits procurement and administration
  • Maintains a full understanding of the insurance markets, funding alternatives, networks, and benefit plan options
  • Ensures accuracy of client data in database
  • Participate in renewal meetings and RFP presentations as required
  • Help on Underwriting projects as assigned specifically on RFPs and RFIs
  • Contribute to the development of new Underwriting tools and approaches
  • Coach client relation team on the fundamentals of Underwriting
  • Build relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams

Core Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in a group insurance environment
  • Post-secondary education in Actuarial Science (i.e. Mathematics, Statistics) or Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field
  • CEBS designation an asset
  • Solid understanding of group insurance Underwriting is critical, as is the desire to serve as a subject matter expert
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, and organizational abilities
  • Comfortable communicating with insurance carriers and Account Managers
  • Proven understanding of underwriting and actuarial methodologies for rating group insurance products
  • Understanding of various funding arrangements including ASO and Retention
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to prioritize a high volume of work with competing deadlines, organize multiple tasks
  • Strong desire to take ownership and see tasks through to completion
  • Ability to leverage relationships with the team to aid in problem solving
  • Ability to travel on occasion (post COVID) and sometimes on short notice
  • Strong computer skills i.e. proficient or expert in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
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