Morbidity and Mortality Medical Director, Corporate Vice President

  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Remote
  • Mar 22, 2022

Job Description

When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values development, career growth, collaboration, innovation, and diversity & inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.


Role Summary:

We seek an experienced Medical Director to join an expanding team of physicians, who is proficient with underwriting the morbidity and mortality risk of insurance applicants for IDI and LTC products. The Medical Director should possess a broad and deep knowledge of clinical medicine and be able to apply that knowledge to the accurate morbidity and mortality risk assessment of complex medical impairments. The successful candidate will also teach, train, and work closely with underwriters. Additionally, the Medical Director should exhibit a professional balance of motivation, curiosity, insight, customer service, and strong communication skills.
The daily functions of the Medical Director include the review of medical records, interpretation of ECGs and laboratory results, consultative support for the Underwriting Team, and the development of medical underwriting guidelines. Medical Directors determine the appropriate morbidity and mortality risk category of an insurance applicant in collaboration with the underwriter relative to the applicant’s medical history, company guidelines, and the competitive market.

The role includes projects which leverage medical underwriting knowledge as applied to business needs. Examples of such projects may include regulatory issues, workflow optimization, and predictive analytics.

An experienced Medical Director may work remotely.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience underwriting Individual Disability Income, Long Term Care, and Life insurance products.
  • Excellent clinical knowledge, including skillful interpretation of ECGs and laboratory results.
  • Medical degree (MD/DO or equivalent).
  • Licensed to practice in a U.S. state.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are board certified in Insurance Medicine; however, other candidates with equivalent industry experience are invited to apply.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.



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Job Requisition ID: 85762

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