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Lincoln Financial Group

Life Associate Underwriter - 2023 Underwriting Academy




Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Alternate Locations: Work from Home; Atlanta, GA (Georgia); Austin, TX (Texas); Bakersfield, CA (California); Baltimore, MD (Maryland); Baton Rouge, LA (Louisiana); Birmingham, AL (Alabama); Boise, ID (Idaho); Boston, MA (Massachusetts); Buffalo, NY (New York); Canonsburg, PA (Pennsylvania); Charlotte, NC (North Carolina); Chicago, IL (Illinois); Cincinnati, OH (Ohio); Cleveland, OH (Ohio); Columbia, SC (South Carolina); Columbus, OH (Ohio); Concord, NH (New Hampshire); Dallas, TX (Texas); Deerfield Beach, FL (Florida); Denver, CO (Colorado); Detroit, MI (Michigan); Dover, NH (New Hampshire); Durham, NC (North Carolina); Edina, MN (Minnesota); Edison, NJ (New Jersey); Ellicott City, MD (Maryland); Fayetteville, SC (South Carolina); Florence, SC (South Carolina); Fort Lauderdale, FL (Florida); Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Fort Worth, TX (Texas); Gainsville, FL (Florida); Glen Allen, VA (Virginia); Glendale, CA (California); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Greenwood Village, CO (Colorado); Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Houston, TX (Texas); Huntsville, AL (Alabama); Indianapolis, IN (Indiana); Irvine, CA (California); Jacksonville, FL (Florida); Johnson City, TN (Tennessee); Kansas City, KS (Kansas); La Jolla, CA (California); Lexington, KY (Kentucky); Los Angeles, CA (California); Louisville, KY (Kentucky); Lutherville, MD (Maryland); Madison, WI (Wisconsin); Memphis, TN (Tennessee); Miami, FL (Florida); Milwaukee, WI (Wisconsin); Minneapolis, MN (Minnesota); Nashville, TN (Tennessee); New York, NY (New York); None; Norwood, OH (Ohio); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Orlando, FL (Florida); Palm Desert, CA (California); Paramus, NJ (New Jersey); Parsippany, NJ (New Jersey); Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania); Phoenix, AZ (Arizona); Pittsburgh, PA (Pennsylvania); Plano, TX (Texas); Plymouth Meeting, PA (Pennsylvania); Portland, ME (Maine); Portland, OR (Oregon); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania); Raleigh, NC (North Carolina); Richmond, VA (Virginia); Rochester, NY (New York); Rockville, MD (Maryland); Rolling Meadows, IL (Illinois); Rye Brook, NY (New York); Sacramento, CA (California); Salt Lake City, UT (Utah); San Antonio, TX (Texas); San Diego, CA (California); San Francisco, CA (California); San Ramon, CA (California); Schaumburg, IL (Illinois); Scottsdale, AZ (Arizona); Seattle, WA (Washington); Southfield, MI (Michigan); St. Louis, MO (Missouri); Syosset, NY (New York); Tampa, FL (Florida); Toledo, OH (Ohio); Tupelo, MS (Mississippi); US All Regions; US Midwest; US Northeast; US Southeast; US Southwest; US West; Vienna, VA (Virginia); Virginia Beach, VA (Virginia); Walnut Creek, CA (California); Washington, DC (District of Columbia); Westlake Village, CA (California); White Plains, NY (New York); Windsor, CT (Connecticut); Woodmere, OH (Ohio)

Work Arrangement: Work from Home

Relocation assistance:: is not available for this opportunity.

Pay Range: $39,900 - $70,000

Bonus Potential: 5%

Requisition #: 70369

The Role at a Glance:

As an Individual Life Associate Underwriter, you will have the responsibility to underwrite life applications after successful completion of an 8-week training program. During the training period, you will learn the basics of risk selection covering medical, financial, and non-medical underwriting topics while gaining an understanding of Lincoln Life products. You will develop an understanding of Lincoln’s Automated Underwriting Platform. You will develop relationships with agents.

Lincoln’s Life Underwriting Academy provides a comprehensive learning and educational emersion curriculum designed to provide new Associate Underwriters with training focused on acquiring knowledge of the fundamentals of life insurance principles, risk selection and other aspects of the business. This program includes medical, financial, and non-medical underwriting topics.

During this virtual program, our Associate Underwriters participate in approximately 8-weeks of training and 4-weeks of supplemental training to reinforce business specific process --- gain the necessary knowledge and skills that will help transition into a new career as an underwriter, including but not limited to:
•technical and non-technical skills for anti-selection, products, legal fundamentals and regulations pertaining to underwriting
•mentoring and guidance from a team of experienced colleagues including Sr. Underwriting Directors and the Medical, Training and Audit teams
•ability to leverage industry tools, resources and exams including Academy of Life Underwriting (ALU), Life Office Management Association (LOMA), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®)
•effective communication and relationship-building skills


What you'll be doing:
  • Evaluates and underwrites life insurance applications making determinations of the terms, coverage, and rating classification within your designated approval limit up to $500,000 for ages 0 to 70.
  • Determines whether to accept, modify, or decline a risk through evaluation of an individual's medical history or physical condition, occupational hazard, and financial background,
  • Collaborates effectively with stakeholders to gather information necessary for decision making and to select profitable risks
  • Demonstrates dependability, accountability, and sound judgment by adhering to schedules and meeting all productivity, quality, and performance standards
  • Effectively communicates medical and financial information in a clear and concise manner to ensure that the customer understands the information
  • Acquires knowledge on the basic fundamentals of life insurance principles including anti-selection, over-insurance, products, legal fundamentals, and state and federal regulations pertinent to underwriting
  • Performs and delivers on routine assignments and projects for Life Solutions Underwriting and New Business
  • Supports and promotes change management and departmental and enterprise initiatives within Underwriting and New Business
  • Successfully complete regulatory and job training requirements
What we're looking for:


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Demonstrated Excellence in navigating & embracing current technology around Automation and Digital Efficiencies
  • Demonstrated Excellence in: Working with a sense of urgency; Personal Organization; being adaptable and flexible
  • Developed Skills: Problem Solving and Analysis; Comprehension of Complex Information; Demonstrated decision making using sound judgment
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


  • Industry Experience / New Business processing experience preferred

Ideal candidates will have:
•propensity for technology
•ability to understand and interpret data
•basic understanding of medical terminology
•resiliency in the face of rapid change

What you will Learn, Do, Become:
  • Deepen your knowledge on Influencing Others
  • Build Risk Assessment skills
  • Gain more in depth Industry Job Knowledge
  • Learn Negotiation Skills
  • Understand the Automation of Underwriting Systems
Opportunities to Learn, Grow, Promote:
  • Advancement in Lincoln’s Career Framework to Underwriter
  • Begin Continued Education around Industry Designations: LOMA & ALU 101 encouraged

*Life Underwriting & New Business allows minimal time off the first half of December and zero time off the second half of December, all subject to Manager's Approval.

What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.

What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

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  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training

Work Arrangement

Work from Home : Employees will work from home and are not required to work in a Lincoln office on a regular basis.

Lincoln will evaluate the following when setting the successful candidate's wage rate:
• Prior work or industry experience.
• Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
• Unique skills

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

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Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Follow us on [Register to View] , [Register to View] , [Register to View] , and [Register to View] . Sign up for email alerts at [Register to View]

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Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling [Register to View] .

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