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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

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Job Summary:
The Life Underwriter will evaluate and assess complex life insurance applications and to establish and maintain positive relations and effective communication with our internal and external customers.  Must possess medical and financial underwriting skills. 


  • Meets standard of quality, training and production. 
  • Performs all other responsibilities with strict emphasis on the quality of work produced in accordance with company philosophy so as to provide timely, effective service to our customers.
  • Orders appropriate requirements within case size, risk exposure and premium involved.
  • Analyzes complex underwriting information to classify risk factors presented.
  • Identifies unacceptable mortality.
  • Provides accurate issue instructions.
  • Reviews MIB follow-up hits for underwriting consideration.
  • Proactively communicates requirements and decisions to the field.
  • Approves and recommends case referrals within authority on a timely basis.
  • Resolves field concerns and problems to maintain confidence in underwriting.
  • Makes presentations or participates in conference calls to sales force as needed.
  • Provides assistance to agents on technical inquiries and general questions.
  • Provides answers to complex inquiries regarding interpretation of company rules, policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Participates in field travel to various agent and sales management meetings.
  • Advises and counsels customers regarding underwriting decisions through proper documentation and correspondence.
  • Corresponds with applicant’s physician and attorneys as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • 4+ years life underwriting experience is required.
  • Active in industry education is preferred. 

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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