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Staff Underwriter


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 Health Plan is hiring two full-time Staff Underwriters to support the Underwriting department. These will be Monday through Friday daylight roles (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). These are fully remote/work-from-home positions. Candidates residing in Southwestern PA are preferred, but all qualified candidates will be considered.

The Staff Underwriter will report to the Manager of Underwriting and Actuarial Services. They will 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. The Staff Underwriter willl 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. He/she will also handle smaller, less complex cases.


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


  • 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.

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  • Act 34

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