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Anthem, Inc. RVP CSBD Underwriting - PS36704 in Des Moines, Iowa


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

RVP Commercial and Specialty Business Division (CSBD)

The RVP Underwriting will have primary responsibilities for overseeing all underwriting activities nationwide with a focus on medical individual and small group risk rated products. Additionally, the position includes regular management reporting, analysis, planning and forecasting. The ideal candidate will be expected to design and drive the standardization of processes across the different states. The RVP is responsible for leading, developing and overseeing the implementation of policies and strategies that maintain a balance of profitability, growth and risk management/leverage for the state.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and influences profitability of renewal and prospect employer groups as assigned.

  • Establishes underwriting policies and rating procedures, communicates any changes to staff, and ensures compliance.

  • Oversees issuance of standard financial arrangement contracts and creates wording for non-standard or new financial arrangements.

  • Utilizes in-depth knowledge of formulas, trending, reserving procedures, and claims to implement and consult with sales staff on the appropriateness of specific financial arrangements, ASO arrangements, and reinsurance provisions.

  • Participates in strategic planning and management decisions.

  • Develops and manages department budget.

  • Hires, trains, coaches, counsels and evaluates performance of direct reports.


  • Professional Experience/Education

  • BA/BS in a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 10 years of experience in underwriting with a demonstrated record of hiring and developing direct reports; or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.

  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, including relationship management, persuasion and negotiation skills required.

  • Strategic thinker with broad & deep understanding of the health care industry required.

  • Excellent financial and analytical skills required

  • Exceptional written & oral communication skills, including presentation skills required.

  • Strong software skills and demonstrated planning, project management, analytical and research skills strongly preferred.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at