Risk Management & Underwriting Leadership Development Program
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If you enjoy analyzing data to see the bigger picture and are comfortable with taking and assigning risk, then our Risk Management and Underwriting Leadership Development Program (RULDP) could be a perfect fit.
The RULDP, comprised of a summer internship (RULDP Explore) and a full-time rotational program (RULDP Evolve) is designed to provide you with the training and on-the-job instruction needed to become a successful underwriter within Risk Management & Underwriting.
In the RULDP Explore you will spend 10 weeks with us evaluating the risk of insuring potential customers and using that information to set premium rates for insurance coverage. During this time, you will also be able to contribute to an intern group project, participate in community service initiatives, and attend our leader speaker series.
In the RULDP Evolve you will take part in two rotations that expose you to different markets, buyer groups, or even new product lines. Most participants start in Medical Underwriting for their first rotation and will have an opportunity to take on new responsibilities and experiences with their second rotation.
Recruiting for this program begins annually in mid-August and runs until December.
If opportunities remain available, posting will re-open in mid-January.
Who we hire:
RULDP Explore (Internship): Ideal candidates have completed 3 years towards their Bachelor’s degree (rising seniors) in a preferred major, including: Risk Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, Mathematics, or Business.
RULDP Evolve (Full-time): Recent graduates who have received their Bachelor’s degree in a preferred major, including: Risk Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, Mathematics, or Business with 0-3 years of relevant work experience.
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RULDP Explore (Internship): 10 weeks during the summer beginning in mid-May each year.
RULDP Evolve (Full-time): This multi-year development program consists of 2 rotations each, typically lasting 2.5 years.
Areas of exposure:
Most associates will start within the Cigna Healthcare division for their first rotation and will have the opportunity to take on new responsibilities and experiences with their second rotation. These new experiences could include the following: • New Market (different geographies) • New Buyer Group (employer size) • New Product (ex. Supplemental Health, Pharmacy, Dental, etc.) • New Responsibilities within the same team (ex. project work, mentor opportunities, increased exposure to brokers/clients, book of business management, etc.)
While all rotations will be within the Risk Management & Underwriting department, participants will also gain exposure to the following functional areas: Sales, Implementation, Contracts, Pricing, Compliance, Legal, Operations, and more!
Take it from them...
Risk & Underwriting Senior Analyst
“I accepted a role within The Cigna Group underwriting department as my first job after graduating Penn State in 2017. Just one year after joining, I was accepted into the underwriting rotational program as a result of my passion to learn and grow within the organization. In a little under two years the rotational program has afforded me the opportunities to attend conferences, lead projects, network in new ways, meet matrix partners, and engage in more detailed financial conversations. Cigna Group does an excellent job of providing all of the opportunities a young professional needs to be successful, and the rotational program pushes that bar even further. I am so thankful to have found a company, and a program, right out of school that has allowed me to flourish by consistently enabling me to try new things and supporting me in both the easy and exciting opportunities as well as the harder and more challenging endeavors.”
Risk & Underwriting Analyst
“I have been in the Risk Management & Underwriting Development program since June of 2021. I accepted the role after interning with Cigna Group throughout the summer of 2020. Throughout my time here, I have felt welcomed, supported, and challenged. I have been provided with the opportunities to expand my knowledge and skillsets while also being challenged to step out of my comfort zone. In just a year and a half in the program, I have been able to help organize events, serve on a committee, help with recruiting, and mentor a new hire. Cigna Group takes developing talent seriously by effectively training new hires and providing them with the environment where they can grow and develop into effective underwriters, but beyond that, the development program is also designed to help participants meet their individual goals."