Aetna Underwriting Consultant (Group Insurance National Accounts) in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 41569BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Aetna s National Accounts Group Insurance area is seeking an experienced Group Insurance Underwriter for an Underwriting Consultant role. In the role the candidate will performs accurate analysis and risk assessment to produce sound financial responses/products in a timely manner. Provide superior service in support of writing Aetna's Group Insurance National Accounts new business.

Fundamental Components:· Handles complex casework and issues using solid knowledge of Aetna's products/services and underwriting protocols. · Completes accurate financial analysis and risk assessment to evaluate specific strategic options and opportunities. · Makes recommendations and suggests alternatives.· Focuses on quality while completing internal processes efficiently. · Manages multiple tasks and effectively prioritizes work.· Participates in project work groups including process improvement initiatives.· Develops financial exhibits and documentation that enhance delivery. · Negotiates and fully explains rate development, pricing components and application of underwriting policies while remaining conscious of financial objectives.· Communicates technical concepts to internal and external constituents.· Collaborates and shares information cross-functionally. · Interacts with all constituents using effective oral and written communication skills.· Mentors less experienced underwriters in the development of their technical skills.· Some travel may be required in the role. BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:· 3 – 5 years of group or medical underwriting experience required (medical, STD, LTC, FMLA, Life)· 3-5 years of pricing experience via manual pricing, experienced rating, alternate rating and funding methodologies.· Proven ability to anticipate customer needs and negotiate with customers using tact and diplomacy.· Strong analytical and math aptitude. · Excellent verbal and written communication skills. · Ability to establish strong cross-functional relationships with sales force and other internal constituents.

EDUCATION

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Underwriting/Group insurance

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCES

Technical - Desktop Tools/TE Microsoft Excel/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1-3 Years/End User

REQUIRED SKILLS

Finance/Creating Profitable Customers/ADVANCED

General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/FOUNDATION

Sales/Negotiating collaboratively/ADVANCED

DESIRED SKILLS

Technology/Leveraging Technology/FOUNDATION

General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

Leadership/Anticipating and Innovating/FOUNDATION

Telework Specifications:

Flexible telework / office-based schedule (must live near Hartford, CT office location)

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Underwriting