Underwriter. Jobs at Hollard Insurance in Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Hollard Insurance company opens jobs for Underwriter. positions in the Gauteng region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Finance and Sales skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around R 7 500 - R 12 000 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

The Headhunters company itself is engaged in Insurance, of course if you are interested in applying for this company, you can register immediately.

Job Information

Company:Hollard Insurance
Region:Gauteng, Johannesburg - Gauteng
Job Function:Finance and Sales
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Salary:ZAR 7.500 - ZAR 12.300 per Month
Employment Type:Full-time

Job Description

Closing Date 2023/07/08

Reference Number HOL230703-1

Job Title Underwriter

Business Unit Hollard International

Department Underwriting

Job Family Operations – incuding Claims, Policy Servicing, Underwriting and Retentions

Job Type Classification Permanent

Reporting To Junior Actuary

Number of Positions 1

Location – Town / City Parktown

Location – Province Gauteng

Location – Country South Africa

Job Advert Summary

Hello…an exciting new opportunity has just become available in our Hollard International, Hollard Health Underwriting area. We are looking to recruit an Underwriter (Permanent).

Hollard Health is looking for a passionate and energetic Underwriting Controller (Underwriter) with relevant experience in Group Insurance Underwriting.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Underwriting Controller with a Passion for Africa who would like to grow and develop their technical underwriting experience and knowledge within a unique, dynamic, and fast changing business within Hollard Health.

This exciting career opportunity will ideally suit a candidate that is highly motivated, with an unquestionable work ethic and attention to detail. A candidate should also be able to work well under pressure and contribute their part within a highly functional technical team.

Key Responsibilities

Analyze information provided by brokers, clients, and internal sources to generate new business and renewal quotations whilst ensuring adherence to established underwriting guidelines and rating models.

Assess the risk associated with each quote by reviewing medical histories, policy parameters and other relevant factors ensuring that the underwriting decisions align with the company’s risk.

Collaborate with brokers, sales teams, and other internal stakeholders to understand client requirements, clarify information, and provide guidance on underwriting aspects.

Control the quotation workflow and ensure quotes are produced accurately and timely.

Handling quotation related queries and cases.

Be the underwriting champion and cornerstone of quotation delivery.

Be point of contact for internal and external stakeholders across spectrum of underwriting related queries.

Maintaining Underwriting reports of quotes, underwriting decisions, and related communications

Engagement with client management and Sales team to ensure smooth client onboarding.

Assess client applications against Hollard Health’ underwriting risk standards.

Continuously identify opportunities to streamline and improve the efficiency of quotes production.

Required Knowledge And Experience

At least 8-10 years’ experience as an Underwriter.

Strong understanding of medical underwriting principles, rating methodologies, and risk assessment techniques.

Fully proficient in Microsoft Suite of Products (including but not limited to Excel, Word, Teams, PowerPoint).

Fully proficient in English (knowledge and proficiency in French and Portuguese will be beneficial).

Good understanding of the basic of group underwriting (Ideally Health, but Life Insurance also beneficial).

Ability to multitask, prioritise, and manage time efficiently.

Goal-oriented person


Attention to detail.

Team player

Excellent interpersonal skills

Client/ customer centric

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study such as Insurance, Risk Management, or Finance.

Insurance qualification / FAIS Credits / Regulatory Exam would be an advantage.


  • gain experience
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  • Get bonus if overtime

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Company Information

Hollard Insurance

Industry: Insurance

Hollard Insurance is one of the leading insurance providers in South Africa. Founded in 1980, Hollard offers various specialty and life insurance products tailored to meet the needs of its clients. With decades of experience in the industry, Hollard prides itself on providing the highest levels of customer service and expertise. Its wide range of products include home, car and travel insurance as well as a variety of other specialist and financial services such as funeral cover, health insurance, bursaries and retirement savings. Hollard also assists in the administration and fulfilment of new business in the South African insurance market. The company is committed to creating life-long relationships with its customers and providing financially secure products.

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