Group Underwriter – Group Underwriting


Openings 1
Location Name
Alberta Blue Cross - Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Jul 24, 2017
Profession Underwriting
Career Level(s) Entry Level, Experienced (Non Manager)
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) Certificate, Diploma
Job ID job-9134

Position Summary


The Group Underwriter will support the sales force through timely and accurate risk assessment and rating of both prospective and in-force group business.  The successful candidate will train and develop skills in a hands-on environment, which will enable the individual to manage ongoing underwriting issues related to an assigned block of in-force group business.


  • Small group renewals and quotations for health, dental, life and income replacement benefits.
  • Assessment of risk and determination of appropriate rates required for revisions to existing benefit plans to ensure the requested coverage fits the risk exposure.
  • Will be responsible for determining acceptability of insurance risks and appropriate premium rates for renewal and prospect employer groups in accordance with underwriting guidelines and authority limits.
  • Interim and other financial and benefit reporting for benefit plans.
  • Support other group underwriters with large renewals, revisions, and quotations as required.
  • Willingness to pursue CEBS and/or other underwriting related courses.


  • Must have strong decision making, problem solving and analytical ability.
  • Must be organized with good written and verbal communication skill and be adaptable and flexible to support the sales function.
  • Must be extremely committed to accuracy and timeliness with strong time management skills and follow through to meet multiple deadlines within tight time frames.
  • Must be motivated to learn, on what can be a steep learning curve.
  • Must have strong computer skills and mathematical ability.
  • Strong understanding of group benefits and a general knowledge of Alberta Blue Cross products is desirable.

 Alberta Blue Cross offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in a challenging team-oriented environment. If you have the qualifications we are looking for, please apply online at

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