• Bilingual Underwriter

    Job Location CA-MB-Winnipeg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/5/2018 2:27 PM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    This position is responsible for assessing the insurability of applicants for Living Benefits (DI and CI) individual insurance products with the goal of making decisions and classifying them according to corporate and departmental standards and objectives.  

    • Communicate with head office departments, regional sales/marketing offices, advisors and medical staff on a regular basis pertaining to application; with the goal of developing the file by requesting information required to assess insurability
    • Determine insurability through detailed analysis of medical, financial and other non-medical evidence
    • Approval or declination of individual applications for insurance on a timely basis, based on findings
    • Provide explanations on modified decisions to help with the sale of these policies
    • Commitment to career learning and development through industry related course completion

    Qualifications and Competencies:

    • Completion of a University degree or 3 year business-related diploma
    • Knowledge of anatomy, psychology, medicine and accounting required
    • Strong computer experience and technical aptitude required
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to effectively work in partnership with sales partners, team members and other internal partners
    • Self-motivated individual with excellent analytical and timely decision-making abilities
    • Must be well organized, ability to work within time limits sometimes with conflicting priorities and capable of quickly adapting to change
    • Strong communication and negotiation skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
    • Participation in education programs such as LOMA, ALU, and RHU would be considered an asset
    • Candidates with underwriting experience in Individual or Group Insurance will be given highest consideration
    • Bilingual (English / French) written and verbal communication an asset
    • Willingness to work extra hours when needed to meet service goals

    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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