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Madison Fellows
Operations Project Manager
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Annette Knief
President and Managing Partner
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Proposal Specialist

INS is seeking a Proposal Specialist to join our Financial and Market Regulation Team.

Job Description:

The Proposal Specialist will be responsible for coordinating, tracking, writing, and delivering all requests for proposals (RFPs) issued by state regulatory agencies, on behalf of INS’s financial and market regulation divisions. This is a remote, full-time position that offers reasonable working hours flexibility and an attractive work-life balance.

Candidate Responsibilities:

  • Receive and record all RFPs. Create outlines, research prior responses and organize all information needed for proposals.
  • Coordinate with assigned managers regarding the technical and substantive information to be included in proposals. This includes coordinating with management in specialty areas for comprehensive proposals.
  • Calculate proposal budgets for professional fees and travel estimates, when required.
  • Draft, review, and deliver final proposals to state agencies in the required format, by the stipulated deadline.
  • Track status of proposals and conduct follow ups, submit RFP inquiries, and gather competitive intelligence from state agencies for future proposals.
  • Maintain information logs regarding all proposals, including key information and results, as well as a project log of awarded projects.
  • Maintain the Company’s RFP database in an organized and logical manner; sufficient to utilize information from prior proposals efficiently when writing future responses.
  • Notify INS management of proposal awards and distribute the necessary information, such as job timing, budgets, staffing and other relevant matters.
  • Draft engagement letters, statements of work, contract amendments and other technical memorandums as required.  

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe PDF writer and other software/programming skills
  • Excellent organizational skills required; need to request and obtain timely information from INS management
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Experience working in the insurance industry, insurance regulation or public accounting preferred, but not required 
  • Self-motivated and detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines while working independently 
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills

Our Benefits

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance, including accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • Generous paid holiday and leave policies
  • Paid sick leave
  • 401K

About the INS Companies

INS Regulatory Insurance Services, Inc. (InsRis) and its related companies, INS Consultants, Inc. (INS) and INS Services, Inc., (collectively The INS Companies) are a regulatory consulting group consisting of a large, highly qualified, and mobile national network of regulatory professionals who have been exclusively assisting insurance regulators throughout the United States and its territories since our founding in 1987. INS is one of the largest providers of regulator-only actuarial support services and is the first of its kind. INS is well known, well established, and well respected within the insurance regulatory community. INS primarily provides actuarial support on rate and form filing reviews, risk-focused examinations, and rehabilitation/liquidation services to regulatory agencies. 

Mission Statement 

The INS Companies’ mission has always been to provide superior professionals to produce the highest quality deliverables in all areas of insurance regulation for our regulatory clients.


Our core values center on the highest standards of excellence and integrity. Simply put “we do the right thing” by our clients and internal teams. We believe that our ability to service clients is a privilege and we understand that this requires a continual, uncompromising commitment to service, quality, collaboration, and will win. These values guide how we work together as a team and with our clients. Most importantly, our values help us establish meaningful relationships with our clients that build trust while solving critical client issues.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: “Full Name Proposal Specialist Application”. The cover letter should detail how you meet the candidate requirements, why you believe you would be a good fit, and why you are interested in this position.

Jennifer Thelen, Life/Health Actuary
I have been at INS for a few years as a Life/Health actuary and could not ask for a better place to work. My responsibilities include but are not limited to evaluating the reasonableness of proposed premium rates, performing actuarial services for financial examinations, providing insurance department training, analyzing the impact of legislation, and assisting in any other special projects requested by our regulatory clients. Since joining INS, I have expanded my industry knowledge and gained a better understanding of the unique and rapidly changing challenges our regulatory partners face. Each project encourages me to continue learning and apply my actuarial skillset in creative ways to solve critical issues. Each project also gives me satisfaction as it helps ensure policyholders are adequately protected. The INS leadership team emphasizes high standards of excellence and integrity, empowers employees to continue professional advancement, promotes a creative work environment, and values its employees through competitive benefits and a strong work-life balance. I am proud to work for a company with strong core values.

Peggy Hermann, Life/Health Actuary
I joined the Life and Health Actuarial practice at INS in 2017. Since then, my primary responsibilities have been leading the actuarial involvement in financial examinations of life and health companies for numerous state insurance departments. I’ve found INS to be a place that values its employees’ professional and personal growth and encourages a level of work-life balance that is often not found at a consulting firm. I’ve been given the freedom to manage my projects as I feel as appropriate, but management and my co-workers are always available to provide support and advice when needed. The Life and Health actuaries meet online at least monthly and gather in person several times a year for professional development and social activities which helps maintain connections, as the office is fully remote. My move to INS over 6 years ago has had a positive impact on my career and personal life. I’ve had the opportunity to provide value to the financial examination teams and gain experience with different types of insurance products and projects. Even after 30 years in the insurance industry, I’m still growing as an actuary at INS.

Joseph Brennan, Life/Health Actuary
I am currently a Life/Health actuary at INS Consultants, Inc. (INS) and have worked at INS for over ten years. I enjoy working at the Company, primarily because of the importance of the work we do, the quality of our staff, and the flexibility provided by a full-time remote environment. We have a dedicated team of professionals, who support the critically important work of our regulatory partners at each insurance department, which INS serves. Although INS is a totally remote Company, we are in constant communication with our colleagues, as well as with our regulatory partners. This contributes to our open environment, where everyone contributes, and at the same time, everyone learns, and everyone grows. I have been employed as a Chief Actuary, Vice President, Managing Actuary, etc. at a number of top companies in the insurance industry, but I can safely state that INS ranks among the best companies where I have ever worked.