Underwriter - 12 month FTC
Vero Insurance
Wellington
5d ago

At Suncorp we focus on innovation and continually challenge our people to think outside the square. 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.

Do you want to be part of the success story?

We have an opportunity to work as an 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 :

  • Providing a professional underwriting service to clients and Advisers;
  • Assess and accept life and disability risks within agreed company guidelines and agreed levels of authority
  • Liaise with re-insurers on large or sub-standard cases as required :
  • Provide support to distribution and sales by assisting in problem / issues in relation to underwriting matters
  • Pro-active tele-interviewing (as required) to clarify and obtain details to finalise applications
  • Foster and support the underwriting relationship with all other adviser clients
  • About you :

  • At least 3 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
  • Strong and prompt decision making ability
  • Have strong ability to create and maintain rapport with a wide range of customers
  • Confidence to communicate solutions and alternatives to advisors and maintain good relationships
  • 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
  • Why come and work for Suncorp?

  • Competitive salary + discretionary annual bonus
  • 50% discount on Vero insurance products
  • Flexible leave of up to 4 days per year
  • Positive, inclusive team environment where we welcome individuality and celebrate diversity
  • Flexible work arrangements embracing a healthy work / life balance
  • Discounted medical insurance through Southern Cross
  • Flexible benefit $250 annually for gym membership or hobbies
  • Flexible career break opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the employee share plan
  • About the Company

    Suncorp Group is home to some of Australia and New Zealand’s biggest and most trusted names in insurance, banking and superannuation including market leading brands Vero and Asteron Life.

    At Suncorp New Zealand our success is powered by our people. Our people are passionate about improving the financial wellbeing of New Zealanders.

    We offer the freedom to work in a flexible environment, we respect and encourage diversity and we are committed to delivering great outcomes for our customers.

    This opportunity is rare and ideal for those seeking to further their underwriting experience and specialise in life insurance.

    If you’re looking for a rewarding career at a great place to work, then Suncorp New Zealand could be the place for you.

    If this role is of interest to you, please apply online today!

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