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Associate Underwriter - Individual Disability Income (IDI) - #220605 more...
Location:Des Moines, IA
Company:Principal Financial
First posted:June 14, 2017

Job Area: All Other
Business Area: Specialty Benefits Division
Location: IA - Des Moines
Career Category: Experienced Professional
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Date Posted: 2017-06-13

Its not what we do. Its who we are.

We want to help people live their best lives. Thats why every role at Principal supports a greater purpose. And after more than 130 years, weve never had a more vibrant and dynamic global team united in our purpose. Through community involvement, innovative financial solutions, and dedication to career development, we make a difference in millions of lives every day, including our employees.  And now is the time to make your mark.


Analytical...  Driven... Results Oriented... Relationship Manager...

Does this describe your professional skill set?  If so, look no further as we might have the perfect opportunity awaiting you! 

Principal is seeking individuals to join our Individual Disability Underwriting team as an Associate Underwriter


Join our team today!


As an Associate Underwriter, you will be responsible for supporting profitability goals of individual disability applicants by analyzing medical, non-medical, and financial information and classifying risk appropriately.


  • Bachelor's degree or 5+ years of related work experience. 
  • Strong oral and written communications, negotiations, problem solving, team building, empathy, interpersonal skills, and decision making abilities. 
  • Basic understanding of insurance and contract law, and federal and state regulation and legislation preferred. 
  • Ability to learn to analyze financial statements. 
  • Understanding of new business function, life products, reinsurance, and personal/business marketing concepts preferred.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment. 
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with producers and field office staff. 
  • Individual Disability knowledge is preferred.

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Job Level

Will to consider at a higher level depending on experience, qualifications, and skillset. 


Willing to consider a work-from-home (or work remote) arrangement for individuals with previous IDI underwriting experience. 

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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