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Underwriter level 1

Req. #:  14342
Department: Underwriting, East Canada
Location: Montreal, QC CA
Job Status: Permanent Full-time
Grade:  05
Category: Actuarial

To be successful in this role, the incumbent must contribute to Company growth and profitability by assisting in underwriting profitable new business and renewing and servicing in-force business.

  • Selectively quotes on new business expected to be profitable for, primarily, the smaller group market, non-refund and prospectively rated accounts.
  • Involved in the implementation of new groups, ensuring benefits and terms are compatible with what was quoted.
  • Annually renews in-force business in line with profitability and retention objectives.
  • Services existing and prospective business according to established service standards.
  • Communicates and negotiates with Group Insurance Sales personnel in an effective and timely manner.
  • Effectively prioritizes activities.
  • Ensures compliance with underwriting guidelines.
  • Monitors the marketplace and contributes to the evolution of underwriting guidelines.
  • Works in unison with other underwriters to meet sales objectives.


  • University degree, or a Technical (college) degree, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience.
  • 6 months experience in group underwriting.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong mathematical capabilities.
  • Knowledge of Group Insurance products, an asset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Bilingual, French and English, written and spoken.

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