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Bratislava, SK

L&H Associate 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


Swiss Re Life & Health has very high-reaching goals, and this is your chance to join a dynamic team supporting those efforts right across the European region. It is also your opportunity to benefit from the extensive skills development program which Swiss Re can offer.

Life & Health Underwriting represents individual assessment of risk for life and living benefit applicants.


Your role as an underwriter based in Bratislava will be to support all the activities of our teams based in the major cities across Europe. Following a period of intensive training, you will learn how to use and apply our world leading underwriting manual. You will have a strong support of our extensive network of experts and you will be able to make recommendations on those individual risks which insurance companies refer to Swiss Re.

As your skills grow, you will also participate in other services which we provide to our clients, including product development, training material preparation, training delivery and, subject to language skills, translation.


As a L&H Underwriter, you will be responsible for running the following: 

  • Registration of underwriting cases via our administrative system
  • Assessment of medical and financial documents (blood tests, cardiovascular reports… and accounting / financial documents) to establish a recommendation with the help of our underwriting tool and Medical Officers
  • Preparation and/or onsite support for client facing activities, such as trainings and audits
  • Support for translation of our underwriting-related tools


About the Team


We are a new team of underwriters who support several markets across the EMEA region on the business side, including cases assessment and various client needs. We work closely with regional and cross-functional partners.


About You


  • L&H insurance/reinsurance experience with underwriting skills would be a real advantage, but we are open to consider other relevant backgrounds such as medical knowledge (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist, health professional in general) or as a financial specialist
  • Having background in medicine/biology/pharmacy is an advantage, however we are happy to teach the medical topics.
  • You are advanced in English and other European language
  • You bring analytical and critical thinking
  • You consistently demonstrates curiosity, energy and interest in learning new skills
  • You are flexible (able to juggle the diverse demands of multiple partners)
  • You possess good communication skills
  • You are a real teammate: share knowledge and information with others


Minimum base salary for this job from 1100 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.


We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re. 


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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Reference Code: 96342 


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