We’re committed to being united, which means being inclusive, celebrating intersectionality and learning about each other’s history and heritage. This past month (September 15 – October 15) was National Hispanic Heritage Month, and internally, we celebrated by handing over the virtual microphone to a few BCS teammates to help us connect, learn, and appreciate the important thing that we all can celebrate. We’ve dedicated this month’s Meet the Team to Blanca Acevedo, BCS Assistant Vice President, P&C Operations and member of the Latinx community, and asked her to share additional insight into a day in her life at BCS, along with what Hispanic Heritage Month means to her.
Q: Describe your/your team’s role at BCS.
A: My team’s main responsibility is the processing and reporting of underwriting and reinsurance financial activity for all the Statutory and GAAP companies, i.e. BCS Insurance, 4 Ever Life Insurance, 4 Ever Life International and BCS Re. This includes, all the reinsurance settlements, recoveries and reporting to inter-companies, reinsurance intermediaries and outside reinsurers.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the fact that I get the opportunity to work with different operational areas of the company. My team and I are always in open communications with Actuaries, Claims, Premium Accounting, Legal, Underwriting, IT and Treasury. We are always learning new things, because there is always something new that we need to account for, whether it may be new treaty terms, new products, new reinsurers, etc. Things are always changing, and keeping us refreshed.
Q: Describe your department in three words.
A: Committed, Determined, Collaborative. I consider myself very fortunate to have such a wonderful team who always strives to reach our departmental and company’s goals.
Q: What does a typical day look like at BCS?
A: A typical day includes a wide variety of activities since we have multiple deadlines, as well as the System Modernization Project in which we are heavily involved.
Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: When I was a kid I wanted to be a teacher. As I got older and started to babysit my nieces and nephews I changed my mind quite quickly. I always liked numbers and decided it was a much better path for me.
Q: What does celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?
A: Hispanic Heritage month means that I have a chance to pause and think about where I came from – my roots, my culture, and everything that represents “Mexico”, including the warm and welcoming country, the delicious food, the rich language, the determined and hardworking people, the lively music, and the strong family ties.