Lenox Advisors

Senior Life Insurance Field Underwriter/New Business Case Manager

US-NY-New York
Type
Full-Time

Overview

Who we are:

 

Lenox Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of NFP, is a full-service, multi-faceted financial services firm.  Our clients hire us for our commitment to help them achieve long-term financial success.  We have an immediate need for a Case Manager in our New Business department.

 

The purpose of the role is to partner with financial advisors and New Business case managers to coordinate and expedite Life, Disability and Long Term Care insurance.  This position will be responsible for Consulting on insurance applications and highly complex cases, providing direction on technical medical and financial underwriting for our most senior financial advisors (Partners and Managing Directors).  Direct client contact is required to personally prepare and coordinate all activities during the insurance underwriting process.

Responsibilities

What you’ll be doing:

  • Case Management & Underwriting
  • Manage an average pending case load of 150-200 cases.
  • Consult with home office, core carrier and NFP Underwriters to gather additional information in an effort to secure the most favorable underwriting offer and advocate on behalf of the firms to the carriers.
  • Develop a proficiency and communicate information regarding carrier underwriting niches underwriting compliance, requirements and policies.
  • Educate financial advisors on the impact of underwriting requirements including but not limited to: medical impairments, financials, and foreign guidelines. 
  • Determine impairments and or risks based on medical, physical, occupational, financial or insurable interest and work with financial advisors to determine appropriate product and illustration specifications.
  • Review and advise on exam, APS and medical underwriting requirements.
  • Negotiate underwriting offers for business placement.
  • Update, respond to and initiate activities within the client management system to ensure case and client data is current.
  • Facilitate weekly one on one meetings with RM and/or assistant.
  • Work directly with Advanced Sales and Relationship Managers on overall case strategy and implementation.
  • Potential to communicate directly with end client during underwriting process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

What we’re looking for:

 

The successful candidate with have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years previous knowledge of life insurance products, be proficient in all aspects of underwriting and will be well versed in medical terminology of conditions, impairments and medications. The ideal candidate will have strong negotiation skills and experience working with multiple carriers. The candidate will also have strong organization skills, high attention to detail and the capacity to solve problems while considering impact to clients and firm. The ideal candidate must also be proficient with Microsoft Office and have the ability to learn new software quickly. Strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills are a must.  Life and Health License a plus.

 

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