Good group of people that know their business and strive to serve the customer with integrity.
What do you like most about working in stop loss?
Competing with other carriers for business and being responsible for profitability on a large block.
What's been the biggest change in the industry you've seen in your career?
The shift of control from TPAs to Brokers.
What's the most important quality in an insurer?
The delivery on the promise to be straight forward and honor claims.
What inspires you?
Individuals with a passion about their work.
What’s the most important thing you've learned in your career?
That to manage a group of people you need to give them enough responsibility so that they can mature and contribute to the team.
Any last thoughts to share?
Anybody can look good when the going is smooth. Where the real top players shine is their ability to lead and execute when the times are tough.
David Manning is vice president and head of medical stop loss underwriting for Symetra Life Insurance Company’s Benefits division.
Manning’s career spans over 30 years in the insurance industry. Before joining Symetra in 2004, he was an assistant vice president with The Hartford Insurance Group and held management, underwriting and sales positions with ING, HCCB, and Medical Risk Managers. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University in 1982.
- Favorite vacation spots: Vermont and Mexico
- Favorite music genre: Rock & Roll
- Favorite movie: Predator
- Hidden talent: Ran the Hartford ½ marathon the last 3 years
- One thing he wishes he knew 15 years ago: To invest in Microsoft and Apple