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Underwriter - Group Insurance

Date: Mar 23, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-1A8

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

Reporting to the Supervisor of Group Underwriting as part of the Group Underwriting team the Group Underwriter prepares quotes, completes renewal reviews and enrolls new groups. The Group Underwriter II Interacts with field staff by telephone and email to provide information in response to quote inquiries, renewal rating and requests for changes to insurance coverage.


Job Responsibilities

  • Review quotes for completeness and perform risk analysis using general underwriting principles
  • Use Microsoft Excel templates to analyze renewal data and document quoted coverage and premium rate information
  • Prepare renewal documents using Microsoft Word and distribute to field employees
  • Prepare and distribute application documents to the field and Group Operation to enroll new clients
  • Assist with field inquiries, including coverage details, coverage changes and renewal rating in a prompt and professional manner
  • Record and maintain quote and renewal information in department database
  • Maintain accurate records of decisions made and maintain completeness of plan data
  • Maintain a good understanding and knowledge of marketplace, products, brokerages, and competitors
  • Influence team members in a positive manner and provide short term direction effectively working towards team goals
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary education or five years of equivalent work experience
  • Complete understanding of group insurance principles
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to handle changing priorities and fluctuating work volumes to meet deadlines
  • Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation is an asset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan).  Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.