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Senior Medical and Special Risks Underwriters

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General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

General Reinsurance, Paris Branch (a subsidiary of General Reinsurance AG) is offering an opportunity for qualified Underwriters in our Paris Life/Health Insurance Department.

Its Life/Health underwriting department in Paris, is currently composed of 4 senior medical and special risks underwriters under the responsibility of the medical advisor. In addition to the risks studied and priced and the claims analysis, the underwriting department provides training, audits, translations and the development of online manuals, proofreading and correction of publications, and participates in marketing actions towards clients.

Your Role

To strengthen its Life/Health underwriting department in Paris, Gen Re is looking for an underwriter with approximately 5 years of experience in a similar position, with proven in a French insurance or reinsurance environment :

  • You will be in charge of the analysis, study and selection of medical, financial, professional, sports and travelling risks, based on the files sent by our clients.
  • You will participate in client visits, presentations of our IT tools, training sessions and underwriting or claims audits.
  • You will work under the responsibility of the medical advisor and with the other underwriters.
  • You will work with the other members of the branch as part of our client relations and the development of our partnerships.

Your Profile

  • We are looking for a candidate who is organised and thorough, curious and has a desire to be involved in a number of areas whilst maintaining confidentiality. The successful candidate will need to analyze and disseminate information in an appropriate manner for different audiences, both orally and in writing.
  • In addition, we are looking for someone with good interpersonal skills who enjoys teamwork.
  • Very good use of word, excel and other Microsoft products is necessary.
  • Fluency in French is essential (everyday working language) with very good English skills.

Permanent position based in Paris. A few trips to the provinces and to the head office in Cologne are to be expected.

Does this sound exciting?

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Succursale Paris
21 rue Balzac
75008 Paris (France)

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