Job Description

Job Title: Staff Underwriter
Job ID: 10584536
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:30a - 5:00p or 8:00a - 4:30p
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Health Plan
Department: Underwriting
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219


Are you a recent graduate? Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Finance, Business Administration, or a related area? Do you have a mathematics and/or statistics skill set?



UPMC is hiring a full-time Staff Underwriter to support the Underwriting department. This will be a Monday through Friday daylight role (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). The position will be located in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.


The Staff Underwriter will report to the Manager of Underwriting and Actuarial Services. Assess the risk of current and potential groups insured by the Health Plan. Risk assessment includes determining both the financial and non-financial impact to the Health Plan. In order to assess risk, utilize the risk assessment processes and models developed by the Manager of Underwriting and Actuarial Services, while adhering to the established Underwriting Guidelines. Stay abreast of regulatory changes and their impact on the underwriting process. Communication of underwriting and rating issues to other members of the Health Plan is also required. Handle smaller, less complex cases.



  • Appropriately utilize the established underwriting guidelines to assess the potential risk/insurability of current and prospective groups.
  • Interact with the various functional areas of the Health Plan and serve as a resource for pricing and risk analysis expertise.
  • Monitor regulatory changes and implement these changes in the risk assessment and rating process.
  • Utilize pricing models to assess the financial impact of various benefit plan changes/modifications and Health Plan initiatives.
  • Utilize the established system of rating models to appropriately rate groups insured by the Health Plan.



  • B.S. degree with a major in Mathematics, Finance, Business Administration, or a related area is required. 
  • Competency in mathematics/statistics.
  • Computer skills.Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in teams, and ability to deal with ambiguity essential.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $18.79 to $31.23 / hour

Union Position: No

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