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Employer: Sammons Financial Group
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Employment Type: Employee Full Time



Come work for a company that believes in Making Lives Better!! The SFG’s member companies offer some of today’s most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity.


Life insurance sales were ranked number 10 for Sammons® Financial Group life companies, which include North American Company for Life and Health Insurance® and Midland National Life Insurance Company, and its Corporate Market division, in combined sales, according to LIMRA International (LIMRA), a research association for life and health companies.


The Senior Associate Chief Underwriter will ensure consistent and predictable underwriting process results with well-defined and managed critical key performance indicators. Conduct studies of underwriting operations, workflows processes and develops the most cost efficient or productive way for processes; focus on improving productivity or work methods reducing costs. Serve as a catalyst to identify and recommend improved performance through: capacity planning, resource allocation, work simplification, staff scheduling, service level management, revenue enhancement, organizational design, consolidation, performance measurement systems, training, strategic planning, productivity improvement, and expense control. 

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a top-notch employer.

We offer:

  • Casual dress which includes jeans. 
  • Core business hours are M-Th 7:30am -5pm, Fridays 7:30am-12:30— Friday Afternoons off all year long
  • Great benefits and PTO including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance… to name a few!
  • ESOP- A retirement plan completely funded by the company!
  • Rich culture- driven by private ownership and intentional leadership.


  • Ideally this role would be in our Sioux Falls, SD, Des Moines, IA or Chicago, IL office location although flexible with remote possibility. 
  • College degree or equivalent is required
  • At least ten years of underwriting experience with five years in a management capacity
  • Experience providing Leadership, Managing and developing underwriters who are responsible for assessing risk on all life insurance business. 
  • Experience building business relationships with life insurance producers, field personnel, industry groups and other internal/external customers.
  • MGA Brokerage underwriting experience.
  • Ability to deal with Sales organization effectively is critical
  • Advanced knowledge of risk selection and mortality and morbidity trends is essential
  • LEAN or demonstrated experience with implementation of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Broad understanding and or experience with industry best practices
  • Fellowship in the Academy of Life Underwriters of LOMA and/or completion of CLU courses of study is helpful
    • Due to the financial nature and level of accountability of this position, a credit and criminal background check is required




Contact Information

Sammons Financial Group
Human Resources
5400 S Solberg Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: .

Other Information

Category(s): Insurance
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
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About this Employer
Sammons Financial Group
Sioux Falls, SD
Don't just work for a company...

Sammons Financial Group is a privately-held company, owned by Sammons Enterprises, Inc., an Employee Stock Ownership Plan company (ESOP). Because of our unique ownership, our employees are highly engaged in our business, focusing on long-term success rather than short-term earnings pressures. As an employee, the decisions you make have a real impact on the company's success. This can add to the value of your retirement as a participant in the ESOP and help you build your own future. Our culture and the Employee Stock Ownership Plan make us unique in the financial services industry.

Who we are

Sammons Financial Group (SFG) is a holding company of several successful financial services member companies offering a variety of financial products through multiple distribution channels. Our products include fixed and variable annuities, life insurance, bank, corporate, and credit union-owned life insurance, and retirement products. Sammons Financial Group includes the following companies and operating units:
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