Aetna Underwriting Consultant (Stop Loss) in Plymouth, Minnesota

Req ID: 50465BR

Come be a part of our mission to change the health care system and help millions of people live healthier lives! Meritain Health Group is an independent subsidiary of Aetna. It is one of the nation s largest administrators of health benefits. Offering the resources of a national carrier and the unmatched flexibility and service of an independent, local administrator. We re seeking Stop Loss Underwriting professionals…

Job DescriptionAs an Underwriting Consultant, the candidate will negotiates and explains application of more complex underwriting concepts, rate/fee development and policies. S/he will produces accurate and timely deliverables while providing superior customer service in support of stated mission and key performance metrics. The individual will handles moderate to complex cases/markets/issues using strong knowledge of company services, product standards, underwriting policies and alternate funding. · Handles complex cases/markets/issues using strong knowledge of company services, product standards, underwriting policies and alternate funding (*)· Grants underwriting exceptions and financial variances within prescribed limit· May interact/meet with customers, brokers and consultants· Works across Aetna's segments/markets to achieve goals· Negotiates and fully explains rate development, pricing components and application of underwriting policies while remaining conscious of financial objectives· Provides timely and accurate deliverables for new and/or renewal business, e.g., accountings, funding evaluations, benefit quotations· Monitors financial condition of assigned accounts, e.g., case migration, renewal pricing, premium defaults, and deficit reductions· Utilizes advanced functionality of rating/ financial tools, reference materials, and source systems for premium, membership and claim information· Analyzes competitive position on a case specific basis and develops financial comparisons· Recognizes opportunities for process improvements and recommends changes· Assesses customer needs and expectations versus company capabilities/ strategies · Builds strong cross-functional relationships with sales force and other internal constituents· Fosters open lines of communication on team and uses effective oral and written communication skills Requirements:· 1-3 years of Stop Loss underwriting experience - pricing experience via all types of pricing methodologies (ie. manual, experience, blended, alternate, stop loss) and funding arrangement, preferred. · At least 1 year of healthcare/insurance experience knowledge, with strong math and analytical skills. · Proven ability to facilitate and negotiate using tact and diplomacy. · Experience user in Microsoft Excel (complex formulas, pivot tables, etc)· Experience using Microsoft Office Suite

EducationThe highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Functional - Underwriting/Group insurance/1-3 Years

Functional - Underwriting/Sales support/1-3 Years

Functional - Underwriting/New business - group medical/1-3 Years

Functional - Underwriting/Renewal - group medical/1-3 Years

Functional - Underwriting/Pricing methodologies (manual, experience, blended, alternate, etc.)/1-3 Years


Technical - Desktop Tools/Adobe Acrobat Suite v5/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1-3 Years/End User

Technical - Desktop Tools/TE Microsoft Excel/1-3 Years/End User


General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

Sales/Negotiating collaboratively/ADVANCED


Finance/Managing Aetna s Risk/ADVANCED

Service/Demonstrating Service Discipline/ADVANCEDAdditional InformationAdvance your career. Join us as we grow. Apply today and join our Meritain / Aetna team!Learn more about Meritain: Interested in an Underwriting opportunity at Aetna/Meritain? Join one of our upcoming virtual office hours with an Underwriting recruiter!

Tuesdays from 12:30 – 1:15 PM ESTClick here to registered is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Underwriting