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Director Life Underwriting

  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Type: Questpro - Contingent
  • Job #19221

Director Life Underwriting

We are working with a top-rated life insurance carrier to help them fill this important opening on the Life Underwriting team. This senior position will handle large face amount (10MM) underwriting, co-signs and audits of other more junior underwriters, special project work and assist with development of guidelines and policies in individual Life Underwriting. This is a non-management role that can lead to senior leadership roles within the organization. (Individual Life, not Group)

Responsibilities include:

  • Personally evaluate and underwrite Individual Life Insurance applications up to 10 million
  • Cosign on cases for more junior underwriters
  • Underwriting audits of the more junior underwriters
  • Help to coach and develop life underwriters
  • Assist with improvements in process, guidelines and policies in life underwriting
  • Attend company training conferences and industry events
  • Assist with departmental research into new technologies
  • Help to drive special projects and add value as a member of committees   
  • Assist with the contestable claims process

Requirements include:

  • 10-15+ years of Individual Life Underwriting experience
  • Experience with large case underwriting (510MM+)
  • Proven medical and financial underwriting knowledge
  • Strong negotiation skills, able to sell adverse decisions
  • Comfortable working with the field and doing training sessions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with systems and technology used in life underwriting
  • Proven ability to add value in staff development, projects, process imp, etc.
  • Strong preference for Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong preference for industry designations (FALU, FLMI, etc.)

Our client is offering excellent compensation, corporate benefits, PTO and work life balance. This is also an excellent stepping-stone position to higher level roles within the organization.

This is a Full time and Permanent role and will require the person to be on site (not remote).

If you have the experience and qualifications for the job and would like to be considered, please email your resume to Jason Keck at

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