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Vice President Underwriting and New Business

Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Glenview Full-Time
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Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company is a longstanding leader in life and accident & health (A&H) insurance, located in suburban Glenview, Illinois. In business since 1936, Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company was founded on the two fundamental principles of quality products and excellence in customer service. Our success is achieved through the dedication and hard work of our employees.

This is an exciting time to join GTL! We’ve seen eight consecutive best ever years. Learn more about GTL by visiting www.gtlic.com.

We have an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Vice President Underwriting and New Business.

Vice President Underwriting and New Business

As the Vice President of Underwriting and New Business you will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to both these teams. You will work collaboratively with other GTL Departments in setting sound underwriting policy which protects the company from anti-selection and helps meet the risk selection goals of the company. You will also be responsible for overseeing the management of the New Business Department, ensuring applications are processed accurately and timely. In addition you will be responsible for pursuing and embracing technological change, where appropriate, to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of these Departments.


  • Ensuring work flow both in underwriting and new business departments are appropriate and on target to achieve stated goals.

  • Serve as the escalation person on complex or contentious cases, supporting your team while also effectively communicating decisions to the field.

  • Interface with Agency and Actuarial departments on issues relating new product development.

  • Stay abreast of underwriting trends and be proactive in adjusting underwriting/reinstatement procedures as necessary.

  • Ensure timely and accurate processing and delivery of all policy applications.

  • Keeping current with regulatory and compliance processes and changes.

  • Effectively manage and audit performance of all staff, promoting individual growth while ensuring quality and timely deliverables from the Underwriting and New Business teams

  • Responsible for producing and managing a budget

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with Master’s preferred in a related discipline, or equivalent.

  • 10 years of Life and Health underwriting experience

  • 5 years management experience

  • FLMI or related Health Insurance designation a plus

  • Demonstrated expertise in handling complex underwriting cases and a thorough knowledge of health underwriting theories and practices.

  • Track record of results achievement, customer development, collaboration, team work, problem solving, and communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and negotiation skills and the ability to effectively interact with all levels of internal and external business partners.

  • Thorough knowledge of life and health risk selection concepts and principles

  • Knowledge of MIB rules and coding

  • In depth knowledge of the diseases and disorders of the human body, medical terminology, procedures and medications.

  • Basic knowledge of life and health insurance contract law.

  • Experience managing a front line production environment

  • Experience managing a budget

We invite you to learn more about GTL's rich history at www.GTLtimeline.com.

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Founded in 1936, Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company is a legal mutual reserve company located in Glenview, Illinois which provides a portfolio of competitive health, accident, life and special risk insurance programs.

For over 79 years, the company has benefited from the direction of the Holson family whose consistent top-level leadership and management continue to provide us with a clear vision of who we are and where we’re going.

The family values on which we were founded motivate us to build on the importance of our personal customer service, quality products and successful relationships. Through our independent agents and brokers, we serve individuals and families in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

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