Group Underwriting Trainee – Group Underwriting


Openings 1
Location Name
Alberta Blue Cross - Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Jan 01, 2018
Profession Underwriting
Career Level(s) Entry Level
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) Not Specified
Job ID job-9205

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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