CVP, Underwriting Standards #82977


Date: Dec 31, 2020

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


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Responsible for coordination and collaboration around the business on underwriting standard related teams and functions - bringing together a variety of disciplines to solve complex business challenges that could lead to alternative underwriting policy outcomes. Accountable for third-party underwriting evidence updates and on-going relationship requirements to ensure on-going value from the relationship. Provide underwriting expertise on less frequent impairment types - guiding underwriting decisions where required on a case-by-case basis. Accountable for determination and successful implementation of any underwriting policy changes - in addition to guiding those changes through approval committees and socialization.


  • Accountable for maintaining product mortality aligned to pricing assumptions through modifications to the underwriting policy; which leverage analytics, medical advancements, and 3rd party findings
  • Bring cross-organizational teams together to address underwriting topics of interest, coordinating and prioritizing research of questions across the organization - ensuring appropriate scope for the question being asked is maintained • Levy an underwriting decision on specific cases as determined by the underwriting policy
  • Provide expert advice and insight to settle discrepancies, disputes, complaints and occasionally new guidelines to satisfy regulations
  • Develop team members reach their full potential through coaching and challenging assignments
  • Accountable for appropriate use of MIB in UW Operations
  • Accountable for 3rd party underwriting vendor policy updates and changes to the data being leveraged at NYL Direct while validating monthly the accuracy of the billing statements
  • Responsible for providing relevant industry intelligence across Direct in partnership with Retail Life partners while curating materials for cross Direct educational opportunities on a regular basis
  • Provide underwriting expertise to a variety of needs around the organization, from application health questions to competitive assessments




  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • FALU license required
  • FLMI and AIRC licenses preferred
  • 10+ years related experience required
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Strong underwriting background with deep understanding the relationship between mortality and underwriting decisions
  • Ability to see a problem from multiple perspectives
  • Strong talent development techniques
  • Collaborative and timely in communications





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Job Requisition ID: 82977 

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