Mark S. Dion is Vice President, Underwriting Strategic Innovation for the US Facultative Department at RGA Reinsurance Company. He is a subject matter expert regarding RGA’s underwriting innovations, facultative risk management in the U.S. division, new underwriter training, underwriting manual creation, underwriting activities for simplified-issue and bancassurance products, and automated underwriting rules development.
Since joining RGA in 1995, Mark managed the conversion of RGA’s underwriting manual to its electronic platform, and he provided the initial guidance and rules that led to the development of RGA’s underwriting technology initiatives, ASAP and AURA. Mark has published multiple industry articles, and has spoken in the US and around the globe on a variety of underwriting topics.
Prior to joining RGA, Mark was a Senior Underwriting Consultant for Transamerica Reinsurance, the Vice President of Risk Management for Family Guardian Life Insurance Company (Citicorp), and before then an Underwriting Supervisor and Team Leader for AMOCO Life Insurance.
Mark’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in biology with a philosophy co-major is from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Life Underwriting (FALU) and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI). He is a member and past subcommittee chair of the Society of Actuaries Life Insurance Mortality and Underwriting Survey Committee, a past member of the Association of Home Office Underwriters (AHOU) Program Committee, a member of the Illinois-Missouri Underwriter’s Association, and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.