• Sun Life
  • $66,860.00 -97,810.00/year*
  • South Portland , ME
  • Financial Services - Insurance
  • Full-Time
  • 107R Huntress Ave


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At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills. Follow a path that lets your talents shine.

Job Description:

Disability RMS is the nation?s leading provider of turnkey disability risk management products and services, with more than $475 million of disability premium under management. Located in South Portland, Maine, Disability RMS has more than 350 employees with the specialized product knowledge and service skills required to succeed in today?s complex risk protection market. Disability RMS holds the distinction of twice being named the Best Large Company to Work for in Maine, an accolade awarded by the Best Companies Group, in partnership with the Maine Department of Labor.

The Underwriting Consultant II reports into DRMS Underwriting Management and is responsible for the evaluation and selection of risk as well as the establishment of premium levels which ensure the profitable acquisition of new cases as well as the profitable retention of inforce cases within the assigned case size levels.?

The essential functions and responsibilities of this job position include, but are not limited to the following:

Risk Management: Support the development of an underwriting organization focused on high quality risk assessment. This requires the incumbent to:

  • Make appropriate risk, pricing and business decisions and recommendations on all cases within assigned limits
  • Develop personal credibility with clients and peers
  • Develop knowledge of disability products including product provisions, plan design, pricing and contractual benefits
  • Teamwork: Assist in supporting the achievement of Disability RMS as well as client goals. This requires the incumbent to:

  • Utilize technical expertise in risk selection
  • Develop selection and retention of client?s customers through accurate risk assessment and appropriate premium levels that meet profit, persistency and sales objectives
  • Make small financial risk decisions with close supervision
  • Deliver dependable, accurate and timely service and build relationships with all clients
  • Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of group insurance underwriting experience required; college degree preferred. High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge of disability products including product provisions, plan design, pricing and contractual benefits
  • Creative problem solving/analytical reasoning skills
  • Strong math aptitude
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to be persuasive and to negotiate
  • Ability to work independently and address problems through own initiative and creativity with minimal assistance from senior level underwriters or management
  • Well organized and able to handle multiple priorities
  • Strong computer skills, proficient in a PC environment and MS Word, Excel, and email systems
  • Ability to work professionally and effectively with co-workers, clients, claimants, vendors and others with whom DRMS does business
  • Sun Life Financial is a leading provider of group insurance benefits in the U.S., helping people protect what they love about their lives. More than just a name, Sun Life symbolizes our brand promise of making life brighter ? for our customers, partners, and communities. Join our talented, diverse workforce and launch a rewarding career. Visit us at www.sunlife.com/us to learn more.

    Sun Life FinancialServices Company, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 11246, Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans? Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. As such the company is committed to taking positive steps to implement the employment-related aspects of the company?s equal employment opportunity policy. It is the company?s policy to take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment, and otherwise treat qualified minorities, females, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities without regard to their race/ethnicity, sex, veteran status, or disability.

    Job Category:

    Underwriting - Group

    Posting End Date:


    Associated topics: underwriter

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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