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Mortality Risk Analyst or Senior Mortality Risk Analyst

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Date: Jan 12, 2019

Location: Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57108

Company: Sammons Financial Group

***ALSO AVAILABLE IN DES MOINES, CHICAGO, FARGO, OR REMOTE (WORK FROM HOME) / TELECOMMUTE***

 

 

Sammons® Financial Group’s (SFG) member companies offer some of today’s most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Unlike most financial organizations, our companies are not publicly traded, which means we’re focused on long-term value rather than short-term earnings pressures. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity. 

Here is what you can expect when you join SFG:

  • A Casual dress code which includes jeans. 
  • A rich company culture driven by private ownership and intentional leadership that inspires employees to engage in our healthy, high-performing and values based culture.
  • Healthy balance between work and personal lives.  Friday afternoons off all year long, competitive PTO and generous number of paid holidays. 
  • Great benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance… to name a few!
  • ESOP- A generous 100% company funded retirement plan. 

Here's what you can expect a Mortality Risk Analyst or Senior Mortality Risk Analyst.

This position is located in either Sioux Falls, SD or open to Remote and will report directly to the AVP of Corporate Underwriting and Mortality Management.

The Mortality Risk Analyst will work as a liaison between Production Underwriting Leadership, Medical Directors, Claims Management, and Underwriting Rules Analysts to ensure the expected mortality results of the Sammons Financial Group (SFG) member companies are met. This person will conduct review of audits and contestable claims to provide independent oversight of our risk selection processes in underwriting and claims. Provide expertise on underwriting and mortality related issues in order to make recommendations to our underwriting guidelines or procedures.

Core Functions

  1. Complete audits and other studies of mortality-related activities of SFG in order to monitor and measure adherence to the guidelines and procedures assumed in product pricing. 
  2. Analyze audit findings in order to provide feedback and make recommendations on training needs to individual underwriters.
  3. Partner with Underwriting leadership and Medical Directors to provide feedback and recommendation on audits and new areas where standard operating procedures (SOP) and policies need updating.
  4. Responsible for ensuring the timely completion of the review of early duration claims and the analysis of trends. Review contestable and early durations claims and provide feedback to others who perform the review of early duration claims in order to partner in managing independent oversight of the claims process.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent business experience preferred
  • A minimum of five years Underwriting experience preferred
  • Rules writing experience is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of risk selection is essential
  • Ability to interpret normal EKGs preferred
  • Possess excellent organizational and project management skills, with ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Demonstrated strong ability to evaluate underwriting decisions and quantify the probability of their impact to mortality
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to effectively use Excel

 

Senior Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent business experience preferred
  • A minimum of 10 years of Underwriting experience preferred
  • Audit and contestable claims review experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of risk selection is essential
  • Ability to interpret EKGs preferred
  • Fellowship in the Academy of Life Underwriters preferred
  • Possess excellent organizational and project management skills, with ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Demonstrated strong ability to evaluate underwriting decisions and quantify the probability of their impact to mortality
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to professionally and effectively interface with all layers of management and staff
  • Proficient in use of PC software (MS Word, Excel or equivalent)

**Due to the financial nature and level of accountability of this position, a credit and criminal background check is required

 

 

 

***ALSO AVAILABLE IN DES MOINES, CHICAGO, FARGO, OR REMOTE (WORK FROM HOME) / TELECOMMUTE***


Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

Job Segment: Risk Management, Finance

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