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Underwriting Specialist

Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Department: Group Benefits

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Job Summary: 

This role is location flexible (Brantford/Hamilton/Cambridge).

This position is responsible for providing analytics excellence for our small to mid-size Group Benefits clients including: 

  • Assessment, negotiation, report writing and presentation preparation related to group renewals;
  • Peer review analysis of regular reporting;
  • Assessment, negotiation and report/presentation preparation for marketing and peer review of quote comparisons;
  • Participate with consultants in renewal and marketing meetings and/or presentations as required;
  • Analysis of carrier change financial/rate implications to client’s budget;
  • Analysis of carrier financial reports & peer review of estimated financials;
  • Price and analyze costings including assessment and analysis of alternative funding arrangements;
  • Analysis of financial benchmarking and preparation of reports;
  • Analyze and peer review employee survey questionnaire and presentation;
  • Perform commission reconciliations and analysis;
  • Assist on specific projects, initiatives and research;
  • Provide support to Senior Underwriting Specialists as required.


  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in the Group Benefits industry an asset;
  • University Degree/College Diploma (or working equivalent);
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, and CRM.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal in both official languages would be an asset;
  • Strong prioritization skills and flexibility to work in a fast paced environment;
  • Strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy;
  • Able to work independently and self-motivated.

We invite interested candidates submit their resume in confidence to human.resources@cowangroup.com. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we will contact only those selected for interviews.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employee candidates will be selected strictly on the basis of an individual's technical qualifications, knowledge and experience, as they relate to the requirements of a particular position. Selections will be made without regard to: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed (religion), sex, sexual orientation, handicaps (physical or mental), age, marital status, family status, or the receipt of public assistance or record of offences.

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