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Vice President of Underwriting


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A Michigan-based nonprofit health plan is seeking a dynamic and tactical Vice President of Underwriting. This vice president will oversee all underwriting activities; supervise, train and develop staff in portfolio-building and underwriting skills; and lead the underwriting and approval process to maximize profits and minimize losses. This leader will also work cross-functionally throughout the organization to execute strategies ensuring the development of appropriate premium rates.



  • Oversee all underwriting activities to ensure the development of appropriate premium rates.
  • Contribute to short- and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the executive team.
  • Provide strategic direction to premium rate discussions with employer groups and brokers; when necessary, direct interaction with key customers.
  • Lead the formulation and implementation of business development strategies.
  • Direct finance-related activities associated with the organization's Medicare Advantage programs in collaboration with the Vice President of Medicare and Individual Sales.



  • 10+ years of experience in health insurance underwriting; knowledge of diverse health benefit funding programs, including fully insured and self-funding arrangements
  • Familiarity with applicable standards, regulations, laws and other requirements for a health plan operating in multiple lines of business
  • 5+ years of progressive management experience
  • Understanding of the Affordable Care Act and requirements; knowledge of Medicare Advantage program, processes and regulations
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business administration or a related field
  • Graduate-level degree (preferred)



Sean Evans

+1 (312) 884-0467


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