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Medical Underwriter

England, London
Closing date
25 May 2024

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General insurance
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

New Vacancy - Medical Underwriter

HFG are currently recruiting for a leading Insurer who are seeking a Medical Underwriter to join their growing team.

This role will entail Underwriting Income Protection, Life, Critical Illness and Disability products and the successful candidate should have an Underwriting Authority of or near £600,000 Life, £300,000 Critical Illness and a working knowledge of disability benefits including Income Protection.

Key Responsibilities

  • You must possess a solid understanding of Income Protection, Life, Critical Illness, and disability products.
  • Your underwriting decisions must be fair and impartial, supported by appropriate evidence.
  • You will review all applications not accepted by our online system and assess medical evidence from third parties promptly and efficiently.
  • You will provide pre-sale support over the phone, guiding advisers in making informed decisions and promoting our services.
  • Familiarity with insurance industry practices and collaboration with other departments is essential.
  • You will contribute positively to the Medical Underwriting department and the company as a whole, offering innovative ideas for improvement.
  • Sound decision-making, risk management, and problem-solving skills are necessary.
  • You should exemplify company values, possess strong organizational and time management skills, and be dependable and adaptable.


HFG is an award winning international recruitment consulting firm that provides specialist professionals to leading General Insurance, Life, Reinsurance, Pensions and Management Consultancy firms. 

Since our formation in 2002 we have sought to provide a market leading recruitment service which challenges the gap between large agencies broad capabilities, and executive search companies’ levels of service.

Regarded by our clients and candidates as industry experts, we deliver solutions to the global insurance marketplace where we specialise in actuarial recruitment.

Led by a number of ex-industry professionals, our consultants have shown a long-term commitment to their defined markets. 

The provision of considered advice based on deep market knowledge is central to our business model. 

You will regularly find HFG at industry events and conferences including GIRO, Life, Momentum, Health, Care & Protection and Joint Risk, Investment & Pensions.

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