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Stop Loss Underwriting Consultant - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
United States, Minnesota, Eden Prairie
August 13, 2022

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Stop Loss Underwriting Consultant will underwrite new business prospects as well as existing renewal groups. This individual will underwrite effectively toward the achievement of Optum's Goals, including new business sales, renewal persistency and favorable loss ratio. The Consultant will underwrite with quality and accuracy standards set by the Stop Loss Organization with focus on rating targets. Work to achieve department production expectations: quotes, declines, total work units. Build and maintain good working relationships with TPAs, Broker Partners, sales teams and service teams.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:



  • Analyze plan characteristics, assess past experience as to frequency and severity of loss, assess current ongoing risks, utilizes established underwriting criteria, policies and methodologies to establish a profitable quote/pricing
  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develops solutions to meet them
  • Serve as a key resource on complex and/or critical issues
  • Solve problems and develops innovative solutions
  • Perform analyses and investigate
  • Provides explanations and interpretations to others with a clear and positive approach
  • Motivate and inspire other team members
  • Resource to others
  • Works within policy and compliance constraints
  • Negotiates rates and plan options to optimize profit and growth



You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Stop loss underwriting experience
  • Proficient computer skills


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Demonstrated excellent risk selection skills with problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated solid relationship building skills
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance



To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary/hourly range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary/hourly range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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