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Senior Underwriter - Group Benefits

Date Posted: Aug 9, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : Georgia : Atlanta 


Role Value Proposition: 

This position will be responsible for underwriting our group products in the National Accounts space.  National Accounts provides global employee benefits sales and solutions to U.S.-based employers with 5,000 or more employees. We serve more than 1,400 U.S. customers, including 92 of the top 100 Fortune 500® companies, covering approximately 50 million employees and their dependents. We also drive growth by utilizing a strong customer-centric approach, which is a hallmark of the Group Benefits brand.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Underwrites renewals for multiple products by reviewing details of the current plan (premium history, claim history, etc.) and company financial condition to determine appropriate renewal action; prepares pricing analysis for review; makes plan design change recommendations.
  • Underwrites new business quotes by analyzing financial and plan information to determine whether or not to accept risk.
  • Prices plan changes at broker or customer request, or to impact new business or renewal rate action. 
  • Maintains pricing files and databases in accordance with defined standards. 
  • Provides consultative services for Account Executive, broker or customer regarding life, dental, and disability plans. 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 3-6 years of relevant business experience with 1 -4 years of underwriting experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of underwriting policies and procedures, underwriting guidelines and philosophies.  Demonstrated strong analytical skills, strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong Excel and personal computer skills.
  • A willingness to take risk with appropriate levels of risk assessment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • High level of organization skill and the ability to prioritize and multi-task.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics or related field is highly preferred.
  • Group product experience in medical, life, disability and/or dental is ideal.
  • Exposure to Large Group/National Accounts.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.


Business Category

Group Benefits


Number of Openings



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 110415 

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta