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Armonk, NY, US

Medical Reinsurance 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 more than 13,000 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 including client management with focus on Managed Care (HMO Re) business. Such services will include: deal pre-qualification (portfolio underwriting), facultative underwriting, maintaining client relationships, reinsurance agreement structuring, and support for ongoing account maintenance. 


Essential Responsibilities 


Underwriting Focus:

  • Portfolio underwriting (HMO Re and Traditional Medical XOL). 
  • Conduct all aspects of deal underwriting, including client solutions, discussing options, negotiating terms, and managing in-force treaties.
  • ESL Underwriting background a PLUS. (Provide facultative support and evaluate, price and propose rate and strategy for specific and aggregate benefits for self- funded groups)
  • Handle internal referrals as required by guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Identify when to decline or modify quotes that do not fit into the company's risk profile.
  • Operate in a cross-functional team structure working with the Actuarial,  Claims, Medical Care Management and Technical Accounting functional areas and oversee/coordinate 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/potential clients and distribution partners to build relationships and market Swiss Re's services.
  • Participate in client discussions regarding account matters.
  • Active collaboration with various internal Swiss Re teams within the organization.
  • Business development through insurance carrier/health plan relationships,  reinsurance broker relationships or through alternate distribution channels.


Leadership and Management:

  • Lead cross-functional team effort by fostering regular engagement with assigned clients.
  • Ensure and promote open communication and exchange of creative ideas across cross-functional teams.
  • Support multi-disciplined team(s) within US Medical Reinsurance to achieve objectives (financial plans, etc)


Compliance and Controlling:

  • Ensure compliance with all Swiss Re guidelines, underwriting and pricing parameters, and best practices as well as Code of Conduct.
  • Maintain adequate documentation to support underwriting 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 underwriting or account management practice in insurance and/or reinsurance with at least  5+ years of experience in HMO Reinsurance underwriting.
  • Employer Stop Loss Underwriting experience a plus


Leadership qualities:

  • Excellent negotiation, influencing and presentation skills; executive presence.
  • Ability to build relationships with insurance carrier / health plan client partners
  • 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.
  • Interest in the production of a high-quality product and speedy, courteous delivery to the 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: 99086 



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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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