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Anthem, Inc. Regional Vice President CSBD Underwriting (CA) in West Covina, California


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 care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Position Summary:

Provides leadership to the Commercial and Specialty Business Division (CSBD) Underwriting team for California as well as financial leadership and decision support to both sales and the State Plan President and strategic consultation for new sales and account renewals. The ideal candidate will be able to leverage resources and partnerships, internally and externally (clients and consultants), and act as a key contributor to commercial business growth in California. The RVP is responsible for leading, developing ad overseeing the implementation of policies and strategies that maintain a balance of profitability, growth and risk management for the state. In addition to oversite of all underwriting activities for the California Small and Large Group including ASO and Fully insured business segments.

Essential duties to include but are not limited to:

  • Monitors and influences profitability of renewal and prospect employer groups in accordance with Corporate Guidelines

  • Adjusts business strategies in response to competitor and regulatory changes and challenges

  • Establishes underwriting policies and rating procedures and 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 within Corporate guidelines

  • Develops relationships with external business partners and clients

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


  • Bachelor's degree in related field required

  • A minimum of 15+ years of progressive experience in underwriting, financial reporting, analysis, strategic planning and leadership experience

  • Strategic thinker with broad and deep understanding of the health care industry

  • Strong Healthcare product knowledge (HMO, PPO, POS, and HSA)

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including ability to present to executive leadership and externally

  • History of managing large underwriting teams in a highly matrixed environment

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

  • Fully Insured, ASO and Reinsurance underwriting experience

  • Travel – up to 25%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA

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

  • 5+ California market underwriting experience

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.