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UnitedHealth Group Underwriting Consultant - Minnetonka, MN in office preferred or Telecommute in Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Senior Underwriting Consultant position can be a permanent career position for those that enjoy the work. For those that have requested and were approved for advancement further into the underwriting career path, they will receive additional on the job training and an increase in responsibilities to adequately prepare the individual for a successful transition to the next job grade and related expectations. The career path would require that the person participates at this level for several years to acquire the fundamentals prior to promotion to the next grade level. Advancement opportunities outside of these guidelines must be evaluated and approved by UW management. If the individual or management deems that a more advanced underwriting career path is not optimal, the person has the ability to retain the position as a Senior Underwriting Consultant, assuming performance and expectations in that position can be met.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Achieve profit, growth, service and expense objectives through basic financial analysis and management of a book of business

  • Executes financial management on a complex book of business consisting of X number of accounts with an annual premium of $X million

  • Handles the most complex cases within the department

  • Devises and directly negotiates complex financial arrangements and settlements, as required, with client officers and personnel in local and national brokerage firms (with no supervision) Attempts to find solutions that will go beyond cursory responses to quote activity and find creative solutions to sell responsible business

  • Helps others find creative solutions and ways to deal with situations that arise

  • Provides training to new hires and those working to new grade levels

  • Serve as mentor to other Underwriters

  • Share their in-depth understanding of all policies and procedures and tools. Can advise others on special nuances to the business and provide support in more complex solutions

Some underwriting teams may have the opportunity to share team lead responsibilities at this level. This provides an opportunity for advancement into an underwriting management path. Team Lead position is at the same job grade but different set of job expectations. See job position for UW Team Lead (40030) for details.

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree

  • 5+ years of underwriting experience

  • Competency with Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid organizational skills

  • Strong command of all underwriting principles and can defend and explain them

  • Strong financial analysis, problem solving and critical decision-making skills

  • Strong negotiation skills; can conclude with win-win situations, can mentor others in finding key negotiating points to help them be successful

  • Teamwork

  • Results oriented

  • Communication skills

  • Analysis and problem solving

  • Planning and organizing

  • Excel and Word skills

  • Good at finding creative solutions

  • Ability to work independently with internal and external parties with no supervision

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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