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A.M. Best Revises Outlook for Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Mississippi Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. in Jackson, Miss. The rating actions reflect …

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Beazley’s Lloyd’s Syndicates & US Insurer

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings of “a+” of Beazley’s Lloyd’s Syndicates Syndicates 2623, 623, 3623 and 3622. The outlook for all ratings remains positive. A.M. Best also has affirmed …

Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook for W. R. Berkley Insurance (Europe)

A.M. Best has revised the issuer credit rating (ICR) outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the ICR of “a+” of W. R. Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd. (WRBIEL). The outlook for the …

A.M. Best Downgrades Ratings of China’s Hyundai Insurance After Tianjin Blast

A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating to B++ (Good) from A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating to “bbb” from “a-” of Hyundai Insurance (China) Co. Ltd., or HIC. Following these actions, the ratings remain under review with negative implications. …

New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. Ratings Downgraded a Notch

New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company’s stellar financial strength rating has been downgraded a notch by A.M. Best, based on concerns about its underwriting and operating performance. The workers’ compensation and commercial auto insurer now has a financial strength rating of …

Zurich’s Ratings Remain Unchanged Despite Projected Q4 2015 Losses: A.M. Best

The financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit rating of “aa-” of Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd. (ZIC) and its rated affiliates are unchanged, following Zurich Insurance Group’s preliminary update on the performance of its general insurance business, …

Ratings of Pennsylvania-Based ARI Mutual Downgraded

A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating to B (Fair) from B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating to “bb” from “bbb-” of ARI Mutual Insurance Company based in Newtown, Pennsylvania. A.M. Best also has maintained the under review …

Best Affirms Hiscox Insurance and Subs Ratings

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of ‘A’ (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a+” of Hiscox Insurance Company (Bermuda) Limited, UK-based Hiscox Insurance Company Limited (Hisco), Hiscox Insurance Company (Guernsey) Limited and Hiscox Insurance …

Sompo Japan Canopius Re Gets ‘A’ Rating; to Begin Writing Business on Jan. 1

A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a+” to Sompo Japan Canopius Reinsurance AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canopius Group AG. The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable. Zurich-based Sompo …

A.M. Best Downgrades Georgia-Based Century Casualty Co.

A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating (FSR) to B (Fair) from B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) to “bb+” from “bbb-” of Century Casualty Co. based in Alpharetta, Ga. The outlook for the FSR has been …