Aetna Underwriting Consultant in Sugar Land, Texas

Req ID: 37887BR

Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. We believe we can help create a better health care system. This belief drives our daily decisions as one of the nation's leading health care benefits companies. We work hard to provide our members with information and resources to help them make informed decisions about their health. Health care is an ever-changing business, and Aetna's committed to bringing value to our customers and putting them at the center of everything we do. We are currently seeking Underwriting Consultants to support Aetna's ability to achieve its financial and strategic goals through effective underwriting. Underwriting support primarily includes identifying, evaluating, and managing risk in order to maximize revenue, membership and earnings.

Fundamental Components:

· Performs accurate analysis and risk assessment to produce sound financial responses/products in a timely manner. · Provides superior service in support of writing and/or renewing Aetna's Medical business. · Essential Functions: o Handles casework and issues using knowledge of Aetna's products/services and underwriting protocols. o Completes accurate financial analysis and risk assessment to evaluate specific strategic options and opportunities. o Makes recommendations and suggests alternatives. o Focuses on quality while completing internal processes efficiently. o Manages multiple tasks and effectively prioritizes work. o Develops financial exhibits and documentation that enhance delivery. o Negotiates and fully explains rate development, pricing components and application of underwriting policies while remaining conscious of financial objectives. o Communicates technical concepts to internal and external constituents. o Collaborates and shares information cross-functionally. BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:· 1-3 years of underwriting experience. Medical underwriting strongly preferred· Strong math aptitude· Analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills · Experience with Microsoft Excel strongly preferred· Experience using Microsoft Office programs is required· Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with customers, brokers and consultants. · Must have a strong ability to anticipate customer needs and negotiate with customers using tact and diplomacy. · Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team environment and be adaptable to changing priorities. EDUCATION

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


Functional - Underwriting/Renewal - group medical/1-3 Years

Functional - Underwriting/Multiple product types/1-3 Years

Functional - Underwriting/Pricing methodologies (manual, experience, blended, alternate, etc.)/1-3 Years


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

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


Finance/Delivering Profit and Performance/FOUNDATION

General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/FOUNDATION

Sales/Negotiating collaboratively/ADVANCED


Leadership/Anticipating and Innovating/FOUNDATION

Service/Demonstrating Service Discipline/ADVANCED

Service/Providing Solutions to Constituent Needs/ADVANCED

Telework Specifications:

Candidate must be located near an Aetna office; Hartford, CT, Sugarland, TX, Blue Bell, PA). Option for telework will be evaluated after a certain period of employment.


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