VP & General Manager, Program Underwriting and Risk   CGS Health Group is seeking a talented and motivated VP &…

VP & General Manager, Program Underwriting and Risk


CGS Health Group is seeking a talented and motivated VP & General Manager to build and lead our underwriting and risk assessment team supporting our self-funded group health benefits programs. This position will reside at the holding company level, collaborating with our third-party administration entities for both Union/ Taft-Hartley funds and commercial clients (both fully-insured conversion and established self-funded clients).

The ideal candidate will possess the technical aptitude to leverage our data analytics platform to identify optimal clients and pair them with suitable self-funded group health plans. The primary objectives of the role are to:

1. Balance consistent annual health plan client renewals;

2. Enhance member outcomes and cost efficiency; and

3. Bolster profitability through underwriting optimization and captive risk sharing programs.

The company is establishing this executive role as an integral part of the team to play a key part as the Company grows its gross written premium associated with its full-service group health benefits administration and medical stop-loss programs.


Overview of Key Responsibilities:

• Collaborating with other departments on new self-funded group health products and services.

• Overseeing the medical stop-loss reinsurance underwriting and risk assessment.

• Leading the captive programs’ actuarial analysis and risk transfer entity formation.

• Developing a business plan and hiring schedule to in-source all underwriting and associated back-office

functions over the next 12 months.

• Creating and implementing underwriting guidelines and risk assessment procedures.

• Staying up to date with industry trends to maintain competitiveness.

• Overseeing insurance industry and regulatory best practices to maintain compliance with all applicable

laws and regulations.



• A bachelor’s degree in a related field such as business, finance, or economics.

• At least 10 years of experience in underwriting, risk management, or insurance.

• Strong leadership, management, analytical, problem-solving, communication, decision-making, and

interpersonal skills are important for this role.

• Professional certifications such as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) or Associate in Risk

Management (ARM) are a plus.

At CGS Health Group, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package along with opportunities for career advancement. The company has adopted a flexible hybrid in-office/ work-from-home policy and tenure-based paid vacation policies. If you are passionate about underwriting and risk assessment and think you’d be a great fit for this position, we’d love to hear from you!


Apply now! Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]