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Prudential: Lead Underwriting Specialist – Remote


This is a Full-time position in Newark, NJ posted September 15, 2021.

Job Classification:Operations Insurance Operations Group Insurance is an operating unit within the U.S.

Businesses Division that primarily focuses on creating, distributing, and administering a complex range of life and disability insurance products for many top Fortune 500 companies.

Prudential has been underwriting group insurance plans since 1916.

Today, our Group Insurance business unit is the nation’s second largest group life carrier and a leading disability carrier, proudly servicing nearly 20,000 clients—and insuring more than 20 million employees and their families.

Group Insurance has operation centers across the United States.

The Lead Underwriting Specialist is primarily accountable for underwriting Group Life, Disability, and/or Voluntary Supplemental Health proposals and/or in force case activity.

The Lead Underwriting Specialist is responsible for underwriting cases in accordance with statutory regulations and existing underwriting policies and practices, assessing risk and making and communicating decisions in a manner which contributes to the profitability of the product and reputation of the company.

Job Responsibilities:Functions as an independent and highly experienced underwriter able to manage large complex cases, although not all levels of complexity, with little or no supportDetermines whether to accept, modify, or decline a risk through evaluation of the client’s employee census data, claims history, and other pertinent information within guidelines such as rating formula’s, product filings and statutory requirements.Independently applies Underwriting judgment, formulates pricing decisions, negotiates within their authority limit, and handles standard to complex reporting requests.

Understands and applies current pricing strategy across the book of business.May be a subject matter expert on a variety of subjects.Works closely with sales staff, brokers and clients to discuss financial results and support or directly engage in the negotiation process.Manage ad hoc projects, and or participate in periodic process and technical design work to improve service, efficiency, or profitability.Confidently and effectively communicates point of view through both verbal and written communications and negotiates with internal/external partners in various rolesDemonstrates an awareness of regional trends, competitive landscape and factors that influence the marketplace and regulatory environmentStrong ability to help others gain an understanding of the underwriting process, including case reviews, identifying training needs and developing and delivering training.Demonstrates problem solving skills on risk and service-related issues, and broad institutional knowledge in the development of solutions.

Qualifications:Group underwriting experience, preferably 7+ yearsBachelor’s degree or equivalent work experienceAbility to work independentlyStrong time management and organizational skillsAbility to prioritize work with limited oversightStrong Analytical and mathematical skillsExcellent communication and collaboration skillsAbility to develop strong working relationships * Note: Prudential is required by Colorado law to include the salary range for this role when hiring a Colorado resident.Salary range specific to Colorado: $92,600-$125,400 + discretionary incentive bonus + benefits.

Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.

Prudential Financial, Inc.

of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc.

which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth.

The company’s well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time.

Prudential’s businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates.

We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals.

Visit www.Prudential.Com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants.

Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, which may include an assessment, please call (800) 433-8960, prompt 4 or email accommodation.H&

Please note that the above number and email are solely for individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation.

If you are experiencing a technical issue with your application or an assessment, please email to request assistance.

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