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Bilingual Underwriting Specialist

Ottawa, ON

Job overview What’s the ask? Reporting to the Supervisor, Client Partnerships, the Multi-lingual Underwriting Specialist assists the Senior Underwriting Specialist with the management of the financial life-cycle for large case Group Life and Health clients. This position is also responsible for providing analytical functions and pricing for some smaller to mid-size benefit clients. As an Underwriting Specialist you will support the Cowan team through our client’s annual renewal analysis, negotiations and reporting as well as any required annual financial accounting and the analysis of monthly / quarterly claims utilization. Primary Job assignments: Support and advise our Consultants and other internal partners in managing the ongoing financial activity for our Group Life and Health clients; Act as a resource for client’s questions on benefit costs and expenses to their plan’s financial health; Review, analyze and audit the annual renewal material presented by various group providers; Discuss renewal strategy with Consultants and negotiate with carriers; Prepare comprehensive renewal presentations for our clients, with commentary to support rating recommendations; Complete renewal projections and support annual budgeting for client’s benefits programs; Audit insurer’s financial statements on Retention and ASO accounts and report as required; Prepare background and claims reports as required; Review, analyze and report on costings for benefit plan alternates including those required for union negotiations; Prepare internal commission projections; Compare pricing and financial info in support of plan marketing activities and make recommendations as appropriate; Complete taxable benefit analysis and other ad-hoc reporting as required; Core Competencies, Knowledge and Skills Qualifications: Excellent understanding of the fundamentals of group insurance; Detailed understanding and background underwriting all traditional group benefit product lines – including Life, Health, Dental, Short-term Disability, Longterm Disability, Health Care Spending Accounts, Wellness Accounts and Optional Products Background in underwriting for all standard financial accounting methodologies – Non-Refund, Refund Accounted, Administrative Services Only (ASO) and various pooling arrangements Strong communication abilities, both written and verbal, excelling in areas of negotiation; Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy in analysis, reporting and communication; Excellent analytical and numerical skills; Demonstrates sound judgement, ethics and integrity; Creative problem solver with the expertise to identify issues, recommend solutions and create suitable plans for resolution; Strong customer service and caring attitude; Sound planning, prioritization, and execution skills with the expertise to work to aggressive deadlines; Self-motivated and able to operate independently; Expertise to work collaboratively, taking and providing quality feedback where appropriate; Excellent knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft word and Outlook; Proficiency French, both written and verbal is a strong asset; Knowledge of EPIC, (CRM tool), an asset. Education and Background: 2+ years as an Underwriter or Analyst in the Group Life and Health industry; University Degree / College degree or equivalent background; GBA Certificate or willing to obtain; Proven written and verbal French language abilities. Why should you choose us? People — We’re an independent, private-owned company with a cozy family feel — “We care about what you care about.” Impact — We count on you to take ownership and make your mark. Growth — Our multi-line businesses in various locations offers many career paths and advance opportunities. Benefits and perks Aggressive compensation Participate in our comprehensive pension and benefits program on day 1 — no waiting period Company-matched Registered Pension Plan Company-paid training and development courses Community involvement RZp0SKuFcL
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