Bilingual Group Medical Underwriter

Manulife - Halifax, NS (30+ days ago)

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Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description

Manulife’s insurance business is a dynamic and industry leading area that includes a world-class underwriting organization. We are recognized in the marketplace for our innovative products, excellent service and professional, expert advice.

We are looking to hire a Bilingual Medical Underwriter to join our Group Medical Underwriting team. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible to assess individual medical risk for Life, Critical Illness, Disability and Health and Dental. To be successful in our Underwriting department, you must be committed to continuous learning, as well as have an aptitude and demonstrated ability to think outside of the box to provide "solutions" and identify opportunities to exceed in your craft.

What You’ll be Doing:
Analyze and interpret medical and non-medical information to assess the medical risk of Group Plan Members and their dependents requesting Group Life, Health, Critical Illness, and Disability coverage;
Effectively communicate with Plan Members, Plan Sponsors, and medical professionals regarding individuals and their health;
Provide support and excellent customer service to Plan Members and Plan Sponsors who have questions regarding their benefits and group insurance plan
Develop and maintain positive co-operative working relationships with Group Benefits business partners to deliver excellent customer service
Select & classify risks according to Manulife philosophy and standards
Provide excellent customer service and build positive relationships with all internal & external clients
Compliance with all legislation and consumer regulation as they apply to risk classification, privacy and disclosure
Identify and provide solutions to work related problems and procedures
Ensure team goals are met at all times and promote an atmosphere of confidence and trust with all customers in order to facilitate acceptance of decisions

Who You are and How You’ll Succeed:
Bilingual (French, English) is required
University degree or business college diploma (Health Sciences would be an asset)
Life insurance experience and/or medical background is considered an asset
LOMA and/or ALU courses or other insurance related courses, currently enrolled or high interest in pursuing
Exemplary customer service skills and excellent oral & written communication skills
Ability to comprehend, retain and apply current technical information to daily work issues
Knowledge of systems dealing with insurance applications, new business processes would be an asset
Well organized with strong attention to detail
Possess excellent decision making skills
Be an independent self-starter
Have strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work within tight turnaround times
Ability to be adaptable and flexible when dealing with change

If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers. As of June 30, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$877 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.