Aetna Underwriting Manager in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 36859BR


Underwriting Managers will be expected to operate at a mastery level and are considered technical experts. They may be involved in training, projects, mentoring others as well as expected to manage a team of between 8 and 12 underwriters. Supports Underwriting Directors as backup.

Fundamental Components:

This position is for the New York/New Jersey Market. The candidate must have extensive pricing experience and know the systems that support these arrangements. In addition the proven ability to: anticipate customer needs, facilitate and negotiate using tact and diplomacy, and build strong cross-functional relationships with sales force and other internal organizations. Negotiates and explains application of more complex underwriting concepts, rate/fee development and policies. Will be expected to actively manage a team of underwriters including the completion of mid-year and year-end scorecards as well as completing ongoing development plan discussions.


Negotiates and explains application of more complex underwriting concepts, rate/fee development and policies. Produces accurate and timely deliverables while providing superior customer service in support of stated mission and key performance metrics. Ability to work effectively with customers (internal and external) to meet their needs as well as Aetna's.


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


Functional - Underwriting/Financial arrangements/More Than 5 Years

Functional - Underwriting/Calculate manual rates and/or processing year end accountings;/More Than 5 Years

Functional - Underwriting/Rating methodologies and/or functions (rating and accounting)./More Than 5 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/4-6 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/TE Microsoft Excel/4-6 Years/End User


Finance/Delivering Profit and Performance/ADVANCED

Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/ADVANCED

Leadership/Engaging and Developing People/ADVANCED


Leadership/Creating Accountability/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED

Service/Improving constituent-focused Processes/ADVANCED


Develops strong unit through dynamic supervision and sharing of expertise

Manages workflow within unit and directs changing priorities

Identifies staffing needs and/or training issues and recommends a course of action

Leads process improvement initiatives to improve productivity, accuracy and/or customer service and influences tool development

Provides superior customer service

Ensures team members have the information to do their jobs

Understands, applies and explains company services, product standards, underwriting policies, strategic direction and new initiatives relative to unit's responsibilities

Grants underwriting exceptions and financial variances within prescribed limit

Manages and/or participates on assigned projects

May participate in broker/customer meetings

Works across Aetna's segments/markets to achieve goals

Utilizes knowledge of competition and competitive position to evaluate risk and maximize profitability

Negotiates and explains rate development and application of underwriting policy

Analyzes problems or issues from different points of view to find the optimal solution

Helps set case and market strategy

Ensures that timely actions and deliverables are met by team

Coaches others to maximize performance and is responsible for performance development and review

Rewards employees for innovation and responsible risk taking

Builds strong cross-functional relationships with sales force and other internal organizations

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.

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Job Function: Underwriting