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Life Underwriting Operations Manager



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Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024
Bestow is a leader in the modern life insurance space. As both a direct-to-consumer destination and a leading enterprise SaaS provider, Bestow is on a mission to increase financial stability for everyone. We’re a series-C start-up with a remote/hybrid workforce offering work-life balance and equity to all employees.
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The Bestow insurance team includes the actuarial, underwriting, and operations teams that work with virtually every other team at Bestow. We work closely with our Enterprise partners to help launch and scale new insurance products using Bestow’s technology. This requires working closely with the revenue, product, engineering, and legal teams. We also work closely with the consumer team to develop insurance products and grow sales at BLIC (Bestow Life Insurance Company).
We are looking for an experienced Life Underwriting Operations Manager to join the team! You will serve as a subject matter expert for underwriting processes, addressing inquires from internal teams and external clients. You will also work closely with our revenue team to understand client needs and tailor underwriting operations accordingly.
This is a remote position reporting to our Director of Underwriting Strategy.


  • Manage a small team
  • Evaluate existing underwriting processes and identify opportunities for improvement and automation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify areas for improvement and implement best practices.
  • Conduct regular reviews of underwriting processes to ensure accuracy, consistency, and compliance with company policies and industry regulations.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance measures to minimize errors and improve overall underwriting outcomes.
  • Work closely with IT and data analytics teams to implement technology solutions that enhance underwriting capabilities.
  • Stay informed about emerging technologies and recommend their integration to improve operational efficiency.
  • Collaborate with risk management to identify and mitigate potential risks associated with underwriting processes.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7+ years of experience in life underwriting
  • In-depth knowledge of life underwriting processes, policies, and regulations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to lead process improvement initiatives
Competitive salary and equity based on role
Flexible PTO plan
100% paid-premium option for medical, dental, and vision insurance
Paid parental leave
Lifestyle stipend to support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing
Flexible work-from-home policy and open to remote
We are proud to prioritize the employee experience at Bestow and to see that awarded by our team members and the industry:
Best Place for Working Parents 2023
Great Place to Work Certified, 2022 + 2023
Built In Best Places to Work, 2022 + 2023
Fortunes Best Workplaces in Texas 2022 + 2023
Fortunes Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance 2022 + 2023
Forbes Best Startup Employers 2022
Fortune Best Medium Workplaces 2022
Best Workplaces for Millennials 2022
We value diversity at Bestow. The company will hire, recruit, and promote regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable work environment and encourage individualism and authenticity in every team member.

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