Senior Underwriter
Vero Insurance
Christchurch
5d ago

Suncorp is an organisation committed to our people, we have a culture where leaders are empowered to make decisions and individuals are able to succeed in a supportive environment that rewards both teamwork and ambition.

Are you looking for that next career move and want to continue being part of the Suncorp success story?

We are looking for a Senior Underwriter to service our existing life business and provide a professional, leading edge underwriting service to clients and intermediaries as well as providing quality advice on underwriting matters within agreed company guidelines and philosophy.

This will require the use of sound underwriting knowledge to put the customer at the forefront of every interaction.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to :

  • Assessing and accepting life and disability risks within agreed levels of authority and guidelines
  • Performing all underwriting tasks within agreed service standards
  • Liaising with reinsurers on large and sub-standard cases as required
  • Consultation with the Chief Medical Officer on complex cases
  • Liaising with doctors and accountants regarding medical and financial assessment when required
  • Supporting and offering guidance to more junior underwriters
  • About you :

  • At least 7 years’ underwriting experience of life, disability and trauma risk
  • Have an understanding of medical terminology, disease process, treatments and prognosis
  • Experience with financial and accounting matters, and of the legal aspects affecting risk management
  • Have highly developed conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • A strong appreciation of and commitment to exceptional customer service
  • ALUCA qualifications and Insurance Institute studies are desirable
  • What we also offer

  • Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus
  • Discounts on Asteron Life, Vero, Southern Cross medical insurance
  • Free life, salary continuance and trauma insurance cover
  • Flexible leave of up to four days per year in addition to annual leave
  • Positive, inclusive team environment where we welcome individuality and celebrate diversity
  • Flexible work arrangements embracing a healthy work / life balance
  • Flexible benefit of $250 annually for gym membership or hobbies
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the employee share plan.
  • If this opportunity sounds like you, apply now!

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