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Bestow is the leading digital platform for life insurance


Bestow is the leading digital platform for life insurance. As both a direct-to-consumer destination and an infrastructure provider, Bestow is on a mission to make life insurance accessible to millions of underserved families.

We strive for work-life balance and believe happy employees make for better experiences and happier customers. It’s a model that helped us land on Forbes’ Best Startup Employers 2021 and 2022 lists!

As the Manager, Forms Management you will report to our VP, Insurance Operations, and manage a team and lead the development and creation of customer applications, insurance contracts, forms, and customer communications.

You and your team will work with the Insurance Operations team, Underwriting, Insurance Product Development, Actuarial, Legal, Compliance, Marketing, Product, and Engineering teams to coordinate and manage an efficient forms and document creation process.


– Collaborate with actuarial and product development to assist in the development and creation of policy contracts and supporting documents
– Partner with underwriting and compliance to develop and maintain new business applications
– Work with legal and compliance to file contracts, applications, and forms for approval with state insurance departments
– Effectively oversee the day-to-day coordination, management, and delivery of forms and correspondence that are pertinent to the customer experience and application journey
– Collaborate with external carriers and other partners for review and approval of forms and documents
– Develop business requirements for policy contracts, applications, forms, and documents for implementation with engineering, product, and design teams
– Participate in testing to ensure all applicable policy contract pages are up to date and present
– Use industry insights to provide support and advice regarding the latest regulations, business practices, etc.
– Work closely with leaders across all functions within the enterprise to drive required business changes to improve customer and operational excellence
– Drive rapid, informed decision making to keep programs on track and on schedule


– 4+ years of experience supporting life insurance forms
– 2+ years of project and program management experience in a leadership role
– Proficient knowledge of life insurance forms requirements, principles, and best practices
– Experience designing, implementing, and communicating internal processes to internal and external stakeholders
– Proven ability to use critical thinking to collaborate cross-functionally with all levels of an organization
– Detail-oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills


– Competitive salary
– Open PTO plan
– 100% paid premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance
– Annual bonus based on individual and company performance
– Generous equity grant based on level
– Flexible work-from-home policy and open to remote

We value diversity at Bestow. We hire, recruit, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable work environment and encourage individualism and authenticity in every member of our team.

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