Opportunity is here


Underwriting Line of Business Manager

Cambria Health, Inc.

Cambria Health, Inc.

Sales & Business Development
Portland, OR, USA · Portland, OR, USA · Salt Lake City, UT, USA · Salt Lake City, UT, USA · Medford, OR, USA · Medford, OR, USA · Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA · Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA · Lewiston, ID, USA · Lewiston, NY, USA · Boise, ID, USA · Boise, ID, USA · Burlington, WA, USA · Burlington, MA, USA · Bend, OR, USA · Salem, OR, USA · Utah, USA · Yakima, WA, USA · Yakima, WA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · Tacoma, WA, USA · Tacoma, WA, USA · Oregon, USA · Spokane, WA, USA · Spokane, WA, USA · Idaho Falls, ID, USA · Pocatello, ID, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

Underwriting Line of Business Manager

Work Remotely from Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Utah

Primary Job Purpose

This position provides leadership across all plans in designing, managing and implementing division and corporate level projects and administrative policies related to a designated underwriting line of business. Responsible for the management of multiple concurrent projects and facilitation of the underwriting subject matter expert teams.

General Functions and Outcomes

  • Serve as the primary point of contact and subject matter expert for the designated line of business in corporate and divisional underwriting project planning.

  • Acts as the liaison between various internal departments ensuring open communication and awareness of all parties concerning consolidated UW activities and projects.

  • Responsible for reviewing, making recommendations prioritize project requests in support of LOB.

  • Support development, design and maintenance of systems used by underwriting such as SalesForce, Stepwise, MedPlus, shared drives, renewal templates and rating model and tools.

  • Primary contact regarding changes to the GAF and CRM system which may impact underwriting.

  • Establish and lead consolidated teams of subject matter experts. to develop best practices by line of business.

  • Direct the development and implementation of policies and procedures in compliance with corporate strategies and legislative mandates.

  • Analyze statutory and regulatory requirements to determine operational impact.

  • Analyze and understand the impact of policy recommendations relative to each state’s strategic market plan including membership and financial goals.

  • Communicate with Sales, Membership, Finance and other stakeholders to identify impact of underwriting policies.

  • Identifies and presents organizational, procedural and operational changes to underwriting staff.

  • Coordinate and support training as needed for policies, procedures and systems.

  • Supports the development of and consistent administration of policies and procedures for the designated line of business.

  • Provide leadership in the improvement of work processes as needed.

  • Develop and maintain a repository for policy documentation for all lines of business.

  • Direct the development and ongoing review of necessary underwriting reports.

  • Coordinate response to internal and external audits.

  • Participate in the planning, development and implementation of new products.

  • Lead and serve on divisional and cross-divisional committees as requested.

  • Participate in the review and updating of contracts as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • In depth knowledge of underwriting principles, insurance operations and regulatory requirements.

  • Advanced knowledge of insurance-related policy development, communication, documentation and compliance.

  • Strong analytical ability with experience in applying analytic techniques to provide depth-analysis and recommendations using critical thinking and sound judgment.

  • Comfortable working with complex computer software systems.

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to direct activities of others both individually and within a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and lead strategy planning sessions within team and business partners.

  • Proven organize, plan, prioritize and manage multiple projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with team members inside and outside the division, work with ambiguity and build successful relationships.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executives, managers, supervisors, market representatives and regulators.

  • Strong negotiation skills with proven ability to generate consensus on decisions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Normally to be proficient in the competencies listed above

The Underwriting Line of Business Manager will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Math, Public Policy or related field with 8 years’ experience in underwriting, project management or policy analysis in health insurance or equivalent combination of education and job related experience.

Work Environment

Work performed in a typical office environment with no unusual physical requirements.

The expected hiring range for a Underwriting Line of Business Manager is $97,000.00 - $132,000.00 depending on skills, experience, education, and training; relevant licensure / certifications; performance history; and work location. The bonus target for this position is 15%. The current full salary range for this role is $91,500.00 to $149,000.00.


Base pay is just part of the compensation package at Cambia that is supplemented with an exceptional 401(k) match, bonus opportunity and other benefits. In keeping with our Cause and vision, we offer comprehensive well-being programs and benefits, which we periodically update to stay current. Some highlights:

  • medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible family members

  • annual employer contribution to a health savings account ($1,200 or $2,500 depending on medical coverage, prorated based on hire date)

  • paid time off varying by role and tenure in addition to 10 company holidays

  • up to a 6% company match on employee 401k contributions, with a potential discretionary contribution based on company performance (no vesting period)

  • up to 12 weeks of paid parental time off (eligible day one of employment if within first 12 months following birth or adoption)

  • one-time furniture and equipment allowance for employees working from home

  • up to $225 in Amazon gift cards for participating in various well-being activities. for a complete list see our External Total Rewards page.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug and tobacco-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A background check is required.