Senior Mortality Management Analyst (Remote) at Sammons Financial Group Companies

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Job Title: Senior Mortality Management Analyst

Location: Remote

Job Summary: Under general direction of VP, Strategic Risk and Mortality Management, work as a liaison between Underwriting Leadership, Medical Directors, Claims Management, Legal and reinsurers to ensure the expected mortality results of the Sammons Financial Group (SFG) member companies are met. Provide independent oversight of our risk selection processes in underwriting and claims. Provide expertise on underwriting and mortality related issues in order to make recommendations to our underwriting guidelines or procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Complete audits and other studies of mortality-related activities of SFG in order to monitor and measure adherence to the guidelines and procedures assumed in product pricing including forensic auditing of accelerated processes as well as individual underwriter audits. Regularly communicate forensic auditing results with reinsurance partners.
  • Partner with Underwriting leadership and Medical Directors to provide feedback and recommendations from audits and claims for training needs and updates to standard operating procedures (SOP). Review SOPs for content approval from Production Underwriting, as needed.
  • Responsible for ensuring the timely completion of the review of all early duration claims and the analysis of trends; partner with Legal and Claims Management on depositions.
  • Participate in reviewing, testing and analyzing procedures, guidelines and strategic underwriting opportunities related to Underwriting and Mortality Management, and provide expertise in support of change initiatives.
  • Provide mortality management oversight of data warehouse initiatives; support efforts to use data to develop leading indicators of mortality.
  • Research and stay abreast of industry trends in underwriting methodologies, risk selection requirements, tools and technology in order to understand their impact on mortality and acquire and expand medical and non-medical knowledge to fairly evaluate audits and claims; provide advice to management on developments which need to be addressed in the underwriting and risk management process.
  • Provide feedback to our Experience Actuarial team.
  • Participate in creation of the annual Executive Risk Management Mortality report.
  • Commitment to embrace Sammons Financial Group Companies shared values (Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and Openness)
  • As stated within the Company Attendance and Punctuality policy, regular attendance is required and expected in order to meet the business service levels and workflow demands.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or equivalent business experience preferred
  • Minimum 10 years' Underwriting experience preferred
  • Audit and contestable claims review experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of risk selection is essential
  • Ability to interpret EKGs preferred
  • Fellowship in the Academy of Life Underwriters preferred
  • Possess excellent organizational and project management skills, with ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Demonstrated strong ability to evaluate underwriting decisions and quantify the probability of their impact to mortality
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to professionally and effectively interface with all layers of management and staff
  • Proficient in use of PC software (MS Word, Excel or equivalent)
  • Criminal background check required.
  • $75,248 - $156,766 - Range includes data points from multiple labor markets. Specific range is dependent on the labor market where the incumbent will be hired to perform the position. Starting salary is dependent on candidate qualifications and experience. For a narrower salary range specific to your labor market, please inquire.
  • Sammons Financial Group offers incentive programs for defined goals subject to eligibility and performance. Monetary rewards are based on individual and/or overall company performance.
  • Our competitive benefit package includes: Health, Dental, Vision, Company Paid Retirement, PTO and Holiday Pay.
  • Due to the financial nature and level of accountability of this position, a credit and criminal background check is required - The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires Sammons Financial Group Companies to notify you that, as a routine part of processing this application for employment, Sammons Financial Group may request a consumer report on you to verify all information contained in this application. Such report may include information about work-related behaviors, performance, character, general reputation, and personal characteristics, in addition to information about your previous employment, education, credit history and criminal records
More Information on Sammons Financial Group Companies
Sammons Financial Group Companies operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in West Des Moines, IA, Chicago, IL, Sioux Falls, SD and Fargo, ND. Sammons Financial Group Companies was founded in 2022. It has 1001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 17 open jobs at Sammons Financial Group Companies, click here.
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