Share this Job

Armonk, NY, US

Medical Underwriter


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role


In this position you will provide support for the full spectrum of US Medical Reinsurance underwriting services and client management services with focus on Employer Stop Loss Medical business. Such services will include: facultative underwriting; maintaining client relationships, reinsurance agreement structuring, and support for ongoing account maintenance. 


Underwriting Focus:

Conduct all aspects of deal underwriting, including client solutions, discussing options, negotiating terms, and managing in-force treaties.

Provide facultative support and evaluate, price and propose rate and strategy for specific and aggregate benefits for self- funded groups.

Timely and efficient turnaround of facultative requests and/or requests for proposal.

Support new business and renewal contract negotiations as required.

Work closely with actuaries to deliver technical support to clients and manage financial results.

Develop and maintain Employer Stop Loss medical program underwriting guidelines.

Identify when to decline or modify quotes that do not fit into the company's risk structure.

Operates in a matrix structure working with the Products Costing Team and other functions. and oversees and coordinates all aspects of underwriting associated with assigned accounts.


Client Support:

Identify potential medical reinsurance clients using existing market knowledge and available internal and published client information.

Engage with existing and potential clients and distribution partners to build relationships and market Swiss Re's services.

Participate in client discussions regarding account matters.

Collaborate with various internal Swiss Re teams within the organization.


Leadership and Management:

Support client teams by fostering open communication and exchange of creative ideas.

Ensure and promote regular communication within and across client teams.

Support multi-disciplined team(s) across matrix to achieve objectives



Compliance and Controlling:

Ensures compliance with all Swiss Re guidelines, underwriting and pricing parameters, best practices as well as Code of Conduct.

Maintain adequate documentation to support UW decisions within corporate systems and demonstrate adherence to guidelines.


About You


Education Background:

Bachelor's degree or higher

Medical product underwriting training


Professional experience:

Minimum 10 years of Employer Stop Loss Medical underwriting

5+ years of recent health industry/insurance/managed care experience

Account management practice in insurance and/or reinsurance framework is preferred


Leadership qualities:

Entrepreneurial and strategic thinker focused on delivering results.

Comfortable talking through issues with clients and persistent in finding solutions that promote Swiss Re values and services.

Motivational skills and ability to promote teamwork and cooperation across business units.

Excellent negotiation, influencing and presentation skills; executive presence.

Communicative personality with well-developed written and oral communication skillset.

Interest in the production of a high quality product and speedy, courteous delivery to market.

Proficient in MS Office as well as the ability to quickly learn sophisticated pricing and administrative tools.

Working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial team which is embedded in a large, globally operating leader in its field, committed to excellence and advancement.


Other requirements:

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English required. 

Demonstrated initiative, pragmatism, and business judgment.

Multilateral thinking and acting.

At ease with leaving the comfort zone and performing under pressure.

Open minded, trustworthy and enthusiastic.



Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


Reference Code: 93402