Senior Underwriting Advisor


Offre publiée le 2024-07-02

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. -

Job Description

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others to solve complex problems? Are you able to deliver improvement projects with tight deadlines?

Are you passionate about the medical field? Are you curious and do you have a strong analytical mind and good judgment? Do you enjoy working on a dynamic team?

Support Individual Insurance underwriters and improve the experience of insurance advisors as a resource person and participate in a variety of process improvement and development projects.

More specifically, you will :

Provide answers and solutions to MGAs and the sales force on underwriting issues (explanation of decisions, questions on processes or underwriting rules, resolution of complex underwriting case issues, etc.

to facilitate the progression of complex files, by phone or by email

  • Perform preliminary analyses of underwriting files to generate new business
  • Coach and train underwriters as a resource person
  • Regularly participate in activities to monitor and control the quality of the underwriters' work by verifying the decisions made by sampling
  • Recommend the implementation of new and / or improved underwriting guidelines and rules following evaluations and feedback from the field (medical or non-medical)
  • Take ownership of various improvement requests related to underwriting and perform change management with underwriters
  • Collaborate closely with iA's distribution teams to understand developments in the Canadian market and proactively respond to identified needs using an established process
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for improvement according to MGA feedback for New Business and Underwriting operations
  • Conduct presentations and training sessions on underwriting topics to MGAs and advisors concerning iA's underwriting philosophy, new guidelines or clarifications to existing guidelines
  • Ensure relationship-building with networks

Desired qualities :

  • Ability to explain complex concepts to peers
  • Ability to provide feedback effectively
  • Ability to analyze and reason accurately
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to navigate complex concepts and issues using expertise
  • Strong communication and presentation skills


  • University degree (BA) and / or 8-10 years of relevant experience in underwriting
  • Excellent English and French language skills, both oral and written, due to frequent interaction with internal / external English- and French-speaking colleagues and partners across Canada
  • ALU designation (an asset)
  • FLMI designation (an asset)


Quebec, Quebec

Other Possible Location(s)

Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, British Columbia


iA Financial Group

Posting End Date


Company Overview

iA Financial Group is the strength of a company with a human side, with its over 8,000 employees. Together, we have earned the trust of our more than four million clients and 25,000 advisors who have chosen us for their insurance, savings, and wealth management.

With over $200 billion in assets and half a billion invested in technological innovation, we're a key player in the financial services industry in Canada and the United States.

The secret to our success? Investing in you, one person at a time. Because, for over 125 years, we have believed that it's by supporting our employees and surrounding ourselves with the most reputable leaders in the industry, we will continue to innovate.

At iA, we're invested in you.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At iA Financial Group, we support and celebrate diversity. We strive to provide a workplace that is recognized as inclusive for all, regardless of ethnic origin, nationality, language, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family situation, or physical or mental disability.

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