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Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York

Binghamton, NY

Assistant Actuary

Department: Actuarial
Status:  Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0807
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to support pricing and product development projects using modeling techniques including MG-ALFA, Excel and database software. This position will also be involved in product design and form filing development.

  • Create, setup and verify actuarial models in MG-ALFA, Excel, and database software.
  • Develop, analyze and verify actuarial assumptions based on experience studies.
  • Support policy form filing requirements.
  • Support the implementation and testing of new products from our product development models.
  • Support the illustration Actuary with setting up models to support illustration actuary testing and key pricing reports, updating assumptions, and checking models.
  • Research and analyze competitive information relating to products, pricing, financial information and experience assumptions.
  • Continue to pass actuarial exams with the goal of becoming a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Be in compliance with program rules.

Required skills & experience:

  • 2 years of related experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 exams in progression towards the FSA designation required.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word required.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Access required.
  • Proficiency with MG-ALFA and actuarial database software preferred.
  • Experience with databases and the ability to program and write queries preferred.
  • Strong problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science or Mathematics required. Degree in Economics or Statistics is acceptable.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Associate Actuary

Department: Actuarial
Status:  Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0793
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to produce pricing and product development projects using various modeling techniques. This position will also be involved in the actuarial work of product design, form filing development and other regulatory requirements.

  • Create, setup and verify actuarial models in MG-ALFA, Excel, database software and actuarial software to ensure new products meet profitability and competitiveness objectives. Develop actuarial models to support Illustration Actuary Testing and Key Pricing Reports.
  • Develop, analyze and verify actuarial assumptions based on experience studies.
  • Develop actuarial memorandums for filing to state insurance departments.
  • Support policy form filing requirements, including form language, actuarial memorandums, actuarial opinions and responding to state insurance department requests for information.
  • Support the implementation and testing of products from SML administrative and illustration systems.
  • Provide support as needed to the Actuarial Department on actuarial projects.
  • Research and analyze competitive information relating to products, pricing, financial information and experience assumptions.
  • Continue to pass actuarial exams with the goal of becoming a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Be in compliance with the SML Student Actuary program rules.

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years related experience required.
  • ASA (Associate of Society of Actuaries) designation required.
  • Must be actively pursuing the FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries) designation.
  • Proficiency with MG-ALFA actuarial software required.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word required.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Access required.
  • Experience with databases and the ability to program and write queries preferred.
  • Strong problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science required. Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or closely related field of study acceptable.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance may be available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Customer Service Representative

Department: Benefits – Service
Status:  Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0819
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities: This position is responsible for fielding incoming customer and agent service calls, processing phone payments and completing outgoing collection calls.

  • Support resolution of incoming calls by answering questions and performing research as necessary.
  • Process manual premium payments and other service requests while remaining Payment Card Industry compliant when handling debit card calls.
  • Process loans by phone at callers request.
  • Process all billing requests, which could include billing account number changes, payment type changes (mode changes), premium letters to notify a policy owner of a payment issue, refund requests, premium payment histories, mailing Electronic Funds Transfer forms, etc.
  • Complete follow-up calls to request missing items and funds needed to bring policies up to date. 

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Customer Service.
  • Minimum of 1 year of accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience in an insurance industry or call center environment.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent data entry skills.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional overtime.

Education Required: Associate’s Degree in Business or related field.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Financial Operations Intern

Department: Financial Operations
Status: 
Temporary, Part Time (20-25 hours per week)
Reference #:
0817
No. of Positions:
1

Description of duties & responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to support the Company financial operations functions while developing proficiency in accounting, analytics, and financial operations.

  • Assist with balance sheet reconciliation, audits, month-end financial reports and accounts payable.
  • Assist with the development of internal control policies and procedures.
  • Manage the monthly tracking of fixed asset inventory.
  • Observe and participate in business operations and decision-making.
  • Apply accounting concepts and theories to real-world decision-making.
  • Develop and improve business skills in communication, technology, quantitative reasoning, and teamwork.

Required skills & experience:

  • Basic understanding of general accounting principles.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent data entry skills.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Must be detail oriented and organized.
  • Must be able to prioritize effectively.
  • Must be dependable and able to adhere to a work schedule.

Education Required: Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Accounting. Completion of 4 semesters of college coursework in Accounting required.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Maintenance, General
Department: Company General
Status: Temporary, Part Time (20-25 hours per week)
Reference #: 0815
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities:This position is responsible for performing building and grounds maintenance, cleaning and minor repairs to building and equipment.

  • Use common hand and power tools to complete minor repairs to building and equipment. Repair and replace defective equipment parts as necessary.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance.
  • Diagnose basic mechanical problems and determine how to correct.
  • Paint and repair building structures, including but not limited to roofs, windows, doors floors, woodwork, plaster and drywall.
  • Complete minor electrical and plumbing work.
  • Assist with installation of equipment.
  • Perform grounds keeping services, landscaping, de-icing and snow removal.
  • Perform general cleaning of buildings and properties. Handle company recycling.
  • Assemble, disassemble and move furniture and workstations for events, meetings and relocations.

Required skills & experience:

  • At least one year of related experience required.
  • Ability to follow directions and work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to follow safety requirements and instructions.
  • Regular, timely attendance required.
  • Ability to lift and/or carry loads of 10-100 pounds.
  • Ability to push and/or pull loads of 10-100 pounds.
  • Ability to use basic computer functions and email required.
  • Introduction to Safety and Health Management OSHA course preferred.

Education Required: High School Diploma required.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Manager, Communications

Department: Communications & Corporate Services
Status:  Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0814
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities: This position is responsible for managing the work produced by the Communications & Corporate Services Department.  

  • Manage the daily operations of the department, including but not limited to scheduling, prioritizing the workload, assisting with employment decisions, managing performance, handling employee issues, implementing training initiatives and maintaining department procedural manual.
  • Manage and assist in production of the department’s daily work, including creation, design, review, approval process, revision, publication, and life cycle of Company documents, including material for meetings/events and social media accounts.
  • Edit and proofread Company materials for compliance, readability, grammar and spelling. Perform final check of all content and links, as applicable.
  • Serve as liaison for Company’s Worksite Operations and Financial Institution Markets and manage creation, review, production and inventory of their materials. Make print and other recommendations to help these divisions stay within budget.
  • Manage production of biweekly electronic news publication, including creating and coordinating editorial schedule with Company authors.
  • Monitor adherence to Company and department policies and procedures, including market compliance procedures.
  • Assist with orientations for Company field associates and respond to agent inquiries.
  • Work with translation service to coordinate the creation of SML materials in languages other than English.
  • Provide support to department Assistant Vice President and act as functional backup as needed.

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience required with demonstrated ability to take on more responsibility.
  • Previous leadership experience required.
  • Project management experience required.
  • Writing, editing and proofreading experience required, including comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills, including ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Experience with printing procedures and production timeframes preferred.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Windows/Office Suite, Outlook and Acrobat required.
  • Experience in cross-platform computer systems, including InDesign preferred.
  • Social media experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with life insurance products preferred.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to take care of internal and external customer needs.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Maintain regular, timely attendance with the ability to be flexible with work schedule.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent typing skills.

Education Required: Bachelor’s in Business or Communications required.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Records Services Associate

Department: Records Management & Mailroom Services              
Status: Temporary, Part Time (20-25 hours per week)
Reference #: 0812
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to process records within the Document Imaging Operations. This position will also provide relief to the Supply Services function and other areas as necessary.

  • Identify and separate documents to determine the document imaging process and prepare documents for imaging.
  • Scan documents using high production document scanning equipment.
  • Perform quality control checks on scanned documents to ensure image has high degree of clarity and readability and that he image is properly categorized and stored.
  • Operate communications systems, such as telephone and two-way radio.

Required skills & experience:

  • Previous records or mail room experience preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Excellent data entry skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to take care of both internal and external customer needs.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload.
  • Ability to lift and/or carry loads of 10-100 pounds.
  • Ability to push and/or pull loads of 10-100 pounds.

Education Required: High School Diploma required.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Senior Team Associate (Premium Payments)

Department: Individual Client Services               
Status: Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0816
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to provide customer service to individual clients of the company while ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory guidance.

  • Process general service requests including salary savings list bills, premium and loan payments, pre-nonforfeiture processing, health policy billing, policy system correction requests and returned checks.
  • Administer Electronic Funds Transfer account management, perform taxable gain calculations and tax reporting.
  • Confer with Agents and customers by telephone relative to post issue service requests and questions.
  • Process Beneficiary changes according to State and Company guidelines.
  • Keep records of customer interactions and transactions.

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Customer Support.
  • Experience in accounting or bookkeeping preferred.
  • Experience in an insurance industry preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent data entry skills.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to take care of both internal and external customer needs.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload.

Education Required: Associate’s Degree in Business or related field of study required.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Senior Team Associate (Values Team)

Department: Individual Client Services               
Status: Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0810
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities:The purpose of this position is to provide customer service to individual clients of the company while ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory guidance.

  • Process policy loan and surrender requests, replacement requests, withdrawals and taxable gain calculations.  
  • Confer with Agents and customers by telephone relative to post issue service requests and questions.
  • Process Beneficiary changes according to State and Company guidelines.
  • Keep records of customer interactions and transactions.

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Customer Support.
  • Experience in accounting or bookkeeping preferred.
  • Experience in an insurance industry preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent data entry skills.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to take care of both internal and external customer needs.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload.

Education Required: Associate’s Degree in Business or related field of study required.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Senior Software Developer

Department: Systems & Technology
Status: Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0818
No. of Positions: 1

In search of: The next member of our Software Engineering team. If you love to develop software and want to learn, stretch yourself, and contribute to the success of a high performing team, read on. We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is equally adept at taking direction and taking initiative to solve programming
  • Finds that using online tools to research problems comes
  • Excels at conveying complex information in simple, accessible
  • Finds that attitude is as important as technical
  • Loves it when an assignment goes right, but is resilient and stays upbeat when it doesn’t.
  • Listens well, asks incisive questions, and digs into details while keeping the big picture in focus.
  • Above all, thrives on collaboration and takes greatest satisfaction in helping others meet their goals.

Work Environment

We provide a unique opportunity to learn and explore new technologies in web, mobile, and client/server frameworks in a collaborative team environment. We foster forward thinking and challenge our team to find improved ways to solve problems.

Required Responsibilities

Work alongside other developers and management to develop, write, update, maintain and modify computer programs and software systems. Create software builds and perform releases to development and production servers. Meet and interact with customers to define and refine requirements, clarify program intent, test modifications, identify problems, suggest changes and provide support post-deployment. Demonstrate pre-release software for reviews and provide post-deployment customer support. Analyze and develop documentation detailing software components, functions, and/or describe the processes performed by the software. Run tests and collaborate with computer operators and systems analysts to define and resolve problems in operating computer programs. Stay current on web application security and use OWASP best practices during development life cycle. Mentor and assist other developers and communicate effectively. Handle more complex processing issues, provide processing support and assist with training.

Pay attention to detail and perform work accurately and thoroughly. Manage and prioritize work load and adhere to schedules. Maintain and grow your knowledge and skills through on the job training, seminars, webinars, and self -study. Expand your understanding of back-end and front-end technologies as a full-stack developer.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Information Technology and Software Development programming required.
  • Experience with RPGIV/RGP ILE and iSeries programming language preferred.
  • Proficiency in Agile Software Development required.
  • Fluency in modern web browsers on multiple devices and their respective limitations and strengths required.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office Suite required.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Life Insurance knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Experience with web security protocols outlined by OWASP preferred.
  • Industry recognized certification preferred.
  • Leadership experience is helpful.
  • Artistic, creative thinking and open mindedness to new ideas and approaches is helpful.

Education

BA/BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or related field required.

About Security Mutual Life

Security Mutual Life is a leading provider of life insurance, accumulation products and retirement- , business- and estate-planning services for individuals, families and businesses. Our innovative products help our clients meet their financial protection needs. Headquartered in Binghamton, New York, the Company was founded in 1886 and is recognized for its longstanding history of financial strength and stability.

We continually invest in technology. Our agents and employees are equipped with the latest tools and deliver outstanding service to our hundreds of thousands of policyholders throughout the United States.

We are committed to our neighbors and communities. Security Mutual and its employees  help support a wide variety of community and charitable initiatives and organizations through our donations and service.

At Security Mutual our employees are among the Company’s most valued assets. We offer competitive salary and benefits and our work environment reflects the Company’s core values of  trust, respect and integrity.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance may be available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Regional

New York City, NY Office

There are currently no positions available

Security Administrators, Inc.

Binghamton or Syracuse, NY Offices

Pension Analyst-Defined Benefit

Department: Security Administrators, Inc.Binghamton or Syracuse, NY
Status:  Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0766
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to provide third party defined benefit qualified plan administrative services for employers who contract with SAI.  Services provided include normal annual administrative services, as well as periodic review for compliance with regulations.

  • Complete annual valuations for plans assigned, and communicate with plan sponsor and advisors.
  • Determine eligibility, reconcile trust assets, input data into administration software to calculate benefits and funding requirements.
  • Complete Form 5500 filings, prepare Annual Funding Notices (or SAR’s) and complete electronic filing through EFAST.
  • Calculate PBGC premiums, prepare annual filing forms for review and file forms electronically with PBGC.
  • Calculate accrued benefits with optional forms and prepare distribution forms for terminating and retiring participants.
  • Prepare required election and disclosure forms, calculate Required Minimum Distributions and prepare and submit 1099R forms.
  • Prepare plan document restatements and plan amendments. Review plan to confirm that it meets client objectives.
  • Process plan terminations, including preparation of termination amendments, resolutions and notices. Prepare final calculation of benefits owed to each participant and complete IRS filings when requested.
  • Prepare and submit personal time sheets daily.
  • Maintain work control spreadsheet for assigned block of plans.

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in plan administration for small to medium sized plans required.
  • ASPPA Qualified Pension Administrator designation preferred.
  • Experience with Relius Administration software and plan documents preferred.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload.
  • Ability to adapt to change and work under pressure.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field of study or equivalent experience.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Pension Analyst-Defined Contribution

Department: Security Administrators, Inc.Binghamton or Syracuse, NY
Status:  Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0765
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to provide third party defined contribution qualified plan administrative services for employers who contract with SAI.  Services provided include normal annual administrative services, as well as periodic review for compliance with regulations. 

  • Complete annual valuations for plans assigned, and communicate with plan sponsor and advisors.
  • Determine eligibility, reconcile trust assets, input data into administration software to calculate allocations and prepare reports.
  • Prepare and review non-discrimination testing using administration software. Communicate allowable/appropriate correction options to clients.
  • Complete Form 5500 filings, prepare Summary Annual Reports and complete electronic filing through EFAST.
  • Prepare required election and disclosure forms for terminated and retired participants.
  • Calculate Required Minimum Distributions, prepare and submit 1099R forms, calculate maximum loan amounts and prepare participant loan forms.
  • Prepare plan document restatements and plan amendments. Review plan to confirm that it meets client objectives.
  • Process plan terminations, including preparation of termination amendments, resolutions and notices. Prepare final calculation of benefits owed to each participant and complete IRS filings when requested.
  • Prepare and submit time sheets daily.
  • Maintain work control spreadsheet for assigned block of plans.

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in plan administration for small to medium sized plans required.
  • ASPPA Qualified 401(k) Administrator or Qualified Pension Administrator designation preferred.
  • Experience with Relius Administration software and plan documents preferred.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload.
  • Ability to adapt to change and work under pressure.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field of study or equivalent experience.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Enrolled Actuary

Department: Security Administrators, Inc. – Binghamton or Syracuse, NY
Status:  Regular, Full Time
Reference #: 0763
No. of Positions: 1

Description of duties & responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to review and perform qualified plan pension valuations for cash balance and traditional defined benefit plans, IRS min/max funding and ASC 715 financial accounting (FAS), benefit calculations, PBGC premium calculation certifications, plan termination calculations and special consulting projects.

  • Review plan asset and census data.
  • Prepare annual funding reports and required AFTAP certifications. Complete and certify Schedule SB with funding information.
  • Prepare/review annual PBGC premium filings for certification.
  • Prepare/review defined benefit terminated participant benefit calculations.
  • Prepare/review new plan studies for potential clients – traditional defined benefit plans and cash balance plans.
  • Review general non-discrimination testing when a DC plan is to be associated with the new plan.
  • Prepare/review IRS min/max and ASC 715 financial reporting for qualified plans.
  • Participate in discussions with auditors regarding the determination of appropriate discount rates.

Required skills & experience:

  • Enrolled Actuary designation required.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as an enrolled actuary for small to medium sized plans required.
  • Experience with Relius Administration software and plan documents preferred.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a heavy workload.
  • Ability to adapt to change and work under pressure.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in related field of study or equivalent experience.

  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance may be available for this position
  • Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Syracuse, NY

There are currently no positions available

Mission Statement

Security Mutual’s corporate mission is to provide sound and equitable protection for financial needs resulting from death, disability or retirement. This mission is carried out through manufacturing and distributing life insurance, disability insurance and annuity products for individuals and groups and treating with dignity and respect all who put their trust in us.

As a mutual life insurance company, Security Mutual is managed for the benefit of its policyholders.

To that end, Security Mutual seeks to recruit, develop and train a highly motivated team of results-oriented employees.

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