Aetna Underwriting Tech Leader (Dental/Vision) in Hartford, Connecticut

Req ID: 52304BR


Be a part of our mission to change the health care system and help people live healthier lives. Our Dental/Vision Middle Market Accounts Underwriting team has an opening for a passionate underwriter ready to take the next step in their career as the Underwriting Technical Leader. As the Dental/Vision Underwriting Technical Lead, you will support Aetna's ability to achieve its financial and strategic goals for the Dental and Vision products. Underwriting support will primarily include effectively identifying, evaluating, and managing risk in order to maximize revenue, membership and earnings, building strong cross-functional collaborative relationships with sales force and other internal constituents to meet plan and market objectives.This is a great opportunity for an experienced underwriter to further develop and demonstrate their technical skills on complex cases, industry knowledge, collaborative negotiating ability, and block of business management acumen. There will be ample opportunity to interact with other departments and with Senior Management. The candidate will also be called on to work on various departmental projects and otherwise help develop staff and improve processes. #WeJoinYou #AetnaCareers #Underwriting

Fundamental Components:

· Serves as a product and financial Consultant for field sales and account management on strategic, complex, or highly Large Middle Market Account cases.· Identifies risks and recommends appropriate measures to manage risks while growing or retaining membership.· Calculates complex renewal and prospective group rates using solid product knowledge and underwriting protocols.· Negotiates and fully explains rate development, pricing components, and application of underwriting policies.· Presents information to management, employers and brokers in support of business rating practices.· Utilizes advanced functionality of rating/financial tools, reference materials, and source systems for premium, membership, and claim information.· Trains, mentors, and/or assists less experienced underwriters in development of their technical skills and casework review.· Identifies team training issues and recommends an appropriate course of action.· Leads process improvement initiatives.BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:· Extensive (5+ years) experience in medical and/or dental underwriting pricing methodologies.· Ideally the candidate will have experience with fully-insured and self-funding arrangements.· Demonstrated analytical and independent thinking skills.· Excellent written and verbal communication skills. · Strong communication skills; effectively with all levels of management, sales, as well as external clients.· Demonstrated leadership skills.· Ability to use standard corporate software packages and corporate applications.


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


Functional - Underwriting/Pricing methodologies (manual, experience, blended, alternate, etc.)/4-6 Years

Functional - Underwriting/Rating methodologies and/or functions (rating and accounting)./4-6 Years


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

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

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


General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/FOUNDATION


Finance/Delivering Profit and Performance/ADVANCED

Finance/Managing Aetna s Risk/MASTERY

Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/FOUNDATIONTelework Specifications:

Flexible telework / office-based schedule may be considered after training is completedADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATIONInterested in an Underwriting opportunity at Aetna? Join one of our upcoming virtual office hours with an Underwriting recruiter! Tuesdays from 12:30 – 1:15 PM ESTClick here to registered

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