Underwriting Intern

Anywhere in France
Process & Operations – Insurance /
Internship /
🐼 Who we are

Alan envisions a world where anyone holds the power to actively influence their physical and mental health. We strive every day for a healthier humanity, starting with healthier people and healthier businesses.

Alan simplifies access to care, and empowers everyone to be healthier, physically and mentally, thanks to preventive care, health and insurance all in one experience. From prevention to extra-fast reimbursement of health care, and overcome together, as easily as possible, health related issues. We go the extra-mile for our members, becoming a resource for them, and obsessively creating solutions to help them in their day-to-day obstacles with a caring, tailored, personalized approach. They are never alone with Alan.

We partner with 25,000 companies, with 500K members, and cumulate €350m+ and growing ARR. We operate in France 🇫🇷, Spain 🇪🇸 and Belgium 🇧🇪. The team is 580+ people, all over Europe.

🤘 How we do it ?

People joining Alan are always surprised and delighted by our innovative working method. We have a set of cultural values that guide our approach to work, such as:
- Members first. We put our members first, our team second, our shareholders third.
- Radical Transparency. We make all choices in writing and adopt a direct and honest style of communication.
- Personal & Team Growth. We are self-improving whilst helping others grow. We’re no ego-doers and we all edit the company.
- Distributed Ownership. We trust our colleagues to make the right choices. We are not afraid to fail fast individually to learn collectively in the long run.
- Fearless ambition. We shoot for the moon and work backwards. We focus on solving complex problems with simple principles far from ready made ideas. We embrace AI to increase our productivity and be at the forefront of technological changes.

⭐️ The Insurance Team ⭐️

Being part of Alan's insurance community is a great opportunity to have a significant impact on people's health and wellbeing in our multiple countries of operation. We are at the heart of Alan’s mission, bringing to the team our technical leadership and expertise on healthcare and death & disability insurance. 

We work hand in hand with our data scientists, designers, engineers and product managers to build the most differentiating products and provide a delightful experience at a fair price. We build and manage offers for large companies and civil servants with our sales and account management teams. We make sure our portfolio is closely monitored and risks are effectively managed. We also maintain a trusting relationship with our insurance regulators.

The insurance community is a human-scale team where each has a profound impact on Alan’s members, organization and strategy. We move fast, with a lot of ownership, and are proud to tackle big problems. Join us in creating the health experience we all deserve!

For more information and some examples, you can read the following articles:
- Chez Alan, l’actuaire est un ​​expert assurance
- Our 2024 letter to shareholders
- Price stability for health insurance, a tale

💻 The internship

We are seeking an exceptional Insurance Intern to join our team for a minimum of 6 months, starting ideally in June or July. You will get a chance to make a tangible impact on the healthcare field and potentially secure a future with Alan.

You will be joining the Insurance team, which focuses on innovating on our health and disability insurance products. You will have the unique opportunity to work on a blend of technical, business, and product skills.

You will dive into the lifecycle of a contract, from pricing and product implementation to the renewal phase:
- Land on our most important deals (RFP - requests for proposal) with our Sales team, contributing to build the best health and disability offers and pricing.   
- Leverage and improve our underwriting digital solution, from our pricer tool to the generation of personalized presentations to our clients. 
- Learn to analyze consumption reports and past technical results and use them to set the best price for a given deal.

Renewal is one of the most strategic topics for an Insurance company, where the company's profitability and client retention are at stake. At Alan, renewal is not only about prices, but also about offering the best possible journey to our customers. You will:
- Team up with Engineer, Data and Marketing teams to roll out our renewal campaign and ensure an delightful experience to our customers.
- Propose innovative solutions to use our data to challenge our repricing decisions with our Account managers teams.
- Contribute to build our first renewal campaign with our Belgium and Spain teams. 

At Alan, we are at the forefront of the latest innovations in artificial intelligence. You will be expected to leverage every piece of technology at your disposal to contribute to scaling our tooling and processes.

Within the insurance team, the Alaners you will be working with and that will assist you throughout your internship at Alan include Anne, Gaelle, Laurent and Hana. They will ensure you have the guidance and resources needed to succeed.

⭐️ Expected skills and abilities ⭐️

You would thrive at Alan in this internship if most of this sounds like you:
- Passionate about owning ambitious problems and developing simple solutions for them.
- Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
- Good knowledge of at least one programming language (SQL, Python)
- Basic knowledge of insurance principles.
- Setting a high standard of rigor and precision for yourself, interested in your craft.
- Great listening and communication skills- Humble, kind, collaborative, and willing to grow.
- Fluent and clear in French and English, both oral and written.

🙌   Perks & Benefits

At Alan, we believe that being in good health is a basic need, and it starts with our employees. This is why Alaners are provided with a stimulating environment and perks ensuring they are happy, efficient and spend only high-quality time with co-workers. 

Therefore, we offer:
- Fair rewards. Generous equity packages complement your base salary, for permanent contracts only.
- Flexible Office. Amazing office space at our HQ, sponsored co-working hubs or a full-remote experience with home office equipment sponsorship, we want you to live where you’re the happiest.
- All the tools you need. Top of the range equipment: Macbook Pro, keyboard, laptop stand, monitor, and Bose noise-canceling headphones.
- Flexible vacation policy and flexible working hours. Organize your time as you wish.
- Delightful healthcare insurance. Extremely comprehensive health insurance - 100% of the contribution covered by Alan for you and your family, for permanent contracts only.
- Transport. Country-specific commuter benefits.
- Learning & Training opportunities. A highly flexible Training policy free books and budget to attend and speak at conferences if the opportunity arises.
- Parental leave. Extended parental leave for all new parents, for permanent contracts only.

Important note: we hire people not roles. 

After reading this job description, if you feel like you don’t have all the necessary prerequisites but that it matches where you are now or what you'd like to grow into in your next position, we encourage you to apply!

Not everybody will enter our recruitment process, but all, no matter how underrepresented, should feel free to apply as it can only bring learnings or success.

🔖 Check out our About Alan and Career pages, as well as our Medium, blog and Glassdoor page for more info.