Director of Underwriting
Posted on 9/26/2023

201-500 employees

Provides comprehensive health benefits to SMEs
Company Overview
Gravie stands out as a rapidly expanding health benefits company, providing comprehensive health plans that fully cover common healthcare services, a unique offering in the market. Their focus on small and midsize employers, a sector often overlooked by traditional health plans, demonstrates their commitment to filling a gap in the industry. Furthermore, their research into dedicated support for the growing interest in Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangements (ICHRA) indicates their proactive approach to evolving healthcare needs.
Financial Services

Company Stage


Total Funding





Minneapolis, Minnesota

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Hartford, CT, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Finance & Banking
  • Bachelor's degree Business, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Insurance or other related majors
  • 5+ years of relevant group health fully-insured, self-insured, level funded, and/or stop loss underwriting management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results
  • People management experience with leading an underwriting team
  • Strategic thinking that can continuously evolve the underwriting strategy and direction
  • Strong business, decision making and analytical skills
  • An appetite for learning and quickly putting what you learn into practice
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A flexible attitude and ability to work independently and with leading a team
  • Demonstrated commitment to core Gravie competencies of being authentic, curious, creative, empathetic and results oriented
  • Background or interest working for a startup
  • Masters degree or other related educational experience
  • Experience with Ancillary/Specialty Product Underwriting
  • Play a key leadership role in evolving and using Gravie's proprietary underwriting engine to offer competitive pricing for a first-of-its-kind health plan to employers and their employees across the country
  • Excel in both management and producing underwriting responsibilities
  • Be responsible for the execution of the Underwriting People Strategy, including hiring, performance management, training and other related responsibilities
  • Own and manage the customer pricing for certain segments of new and renewal employer group cases on Gravie's proprietary products
  • Oversee and underwrite level-funded and self-funded cases with both individual and aggregate stop loss offerings, relying on claims experience, medical health questionnaires and other related data/information
  • Review underwriting case preparation work from analysts and initial underwriting as defined by guidelines and established authority limits. This includes suggesting additional analyses as necessary to accurately assess risk and recommend pricing for cases. In some instances, you will be required to roll up your sleeves to review and synthesize a variety of materials related to employer groups' health plan performance as part of the underwriting review, as well as making recommendations to leadership
  • Learn the ins and outs of Gravie's proprietary underwriting engine; add your experience and judgment when underwriting cases; and contribute to the improvement and evolution of Gravie's underwriting practices
  • Lead the Underwriting training initiatives, as well as cross functional training (i.e. with Sales, Account Management & Sales Operations) as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Gravie teams and third party underwriting and actuarial vendors to transition Gravie's underwriting function from out-sourced to in- sourced
  • Work closely with Sales Operations, Underwriting, and Analytics teams, as well as third party vendors, to successfully and efficiently manage Gravie's busy and growing pipeline of quotes
  • Work closely with Account Management on strategies and pricing to support the retention of existing customers, and with Sales to support the acquisition new business customers
  • Play a key role in developing and refining the underwriting strategies, guidelines and tools to enhance the overall performance of the business and process as a member of the extended leadership team
  • Join a team of smart, hard-working, and devoted colleagues at a successful and rapidly growing startup
  • Have potential career path opportunities based on performance as part of a dynamic and growing organization