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Medical Underwriter- Medical Underwriting

Other

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Edmonton

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Permanent Full Time

Date posted

June 10, 2022

Closing date

July 10, 2022

Permanent – Full Time – Work from Home

Let’s impact lives for the better!

Alberta Blue Cross® is an Alberta based organization dedicated to delivering exceptional customer experience and community leadership. We’re committed to providing the best health coverage to over 1.8 million members and take an active role in promoting wellness. We believe in what we do—and place trust in our employees to deliver our vision.

Working at Alberta Blue Cross® means having a career where you’ll be recognized for your contributions. We value diversity, encourage our employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance and provide opportunities for career growth.

OVERVIEW:

Medical underwriting is the practice of assessing an individual’s medical information to measure their risk for an insurance application. This position is suitable for individuals with practical medical knowledge or experience in healthcare and are looking to apply their skills to a career in the insurance industry. Candidates report directly to the Manager of Medical Underwriting as part of a cohesive team of health insurance risk selectors and support staff.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Review applications for health, life, and disability benefits for individual and group insurance to evaluate morbidity and mortality risk
  • Communicate with applicants, health professionals, and businesses to gather information and explain decisions and policies
  • Interpret, summarize, and record relevant medical information
  • Make appropriate and justified decisions in line with underwriting guidelines and business goals
  • Collaborate within the team and other departments to achieve strategic and operational goals
  • Maintain and develop knowledge and skills through training, courses, and seminars

WHAT YOU WILL HAVE:

  • Candidates with medical underwriting or life/health insurance experience are strongly preferred. 3+ years of experience required
  • Working knowledge of anatomy, pathology, and pharmacology. Ideal candidates have work experience or an education in the medical field. Common backgrounds include nursing, pharmacy, lab technicians, imaging technicians, etc.
  • Able to synthesize subjective and objective information from multiple sources to make well-informed decisions
  • Exhibit fair judgement by balancing underwriting standards with good business decisions
  • Dependable, accountable, courteous, and a good collaborator
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Able to provide excellent customer service to internal and external clients
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team to fulfill prescribed deadlines
  • Strong computer literacy, experience with Microsoft Office applications, and willingness to learn proprietary company software
  • FALU/FLMI certifications are an asset but not required at time of hire. Candidates will be expected to obtain these designations as part of their professional development

Alberta Blue Cross® is an inclusive employer committed to a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We empower and are advocates for our employees by welcoming, respecting and valuing their unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in an innovative, high-energy team-focused environment. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.  If you have the qualifications we are looking for, apply online at
careers.ab.bluecross.ca

COVID-19 Vaccination Notice: Alberta Blue Cross has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that applies to all of its employees.  As a condition of employment, successful job applicants will be asked to confirm their COVID-19 vaccination status and may be required to provide proof of a valid negative COVID-19 test or a valid exemption pursuant to applicable human rights law if not fully vaccinated.

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Date posted

June 10, 2022

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About us

Let’s impact lives for the better!

Alberta Blue Cross® is Alberta based, not-for-profit and dedicated to delivering exceptional customer experience and community leadership. We’re committed to providing the best health coverage to over 1.8 million members and take an active role in promoting the wellness of all Albertans. We believe in what we do—and place trust in our employees to deliver our vision.

Working at Alberta Blue Cross® means having a career where you’ll be recognized for your contributions. We value diversity, encourage our employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance and provide opportunities for training and career growth.