A.M. Best ratings News

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Tower Hill Prime Insurance Co.

A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a-” to Tower Hill Prime Insurance Company (Tower Hill Prime) in Gainesville, Fla. The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable. The ratings …

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Coverys Specialty in New Jersey

A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a” to Coverys Specialty Insurance Company. The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable. Coverys Specialty Insurance Company is a New Jersey-domiciled excess …

Best Sees No Ratings Changes for Fairfax from Brit Acquistion

A.M. Best has commented that the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “bbb” and the unsecured debt and preferred equity ratings of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited are unchanged following the announcement that Fairfax is expanding its global presence by acquiring Brit …

A.M. Best Downgrades Ratings of Philadelphia Contributionship Group

A.M. Best said Wednesday it has downgraded the financial strength rating to A (Excellent) from A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings to “a+” from “aa-” of The Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire Inc. …

Best Sees Minimal Rating Impact from Tax Changes on Reinsurance

A.M. Best has weighed into the ongoing debate over whether or not the ability of “foreign” reinsurers to avoid significant amounts of U.S. taxes by transferring reinsurance premiums paid to foreign affiliates by domestic insurers. In a proposed budget, released …

Best Affirms Ratings of General Insurance Corporation of India

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A-‘ (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of India’s General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re), both with stable outlooks. Best said the “ratings reflect GIC Re’s solid risk-adjusted …

Best Places AXIS and Subs Ratings under Review w/ Negative Implications

A.M. Best has placed under review with negative implications the financial strength rating (FSR) of ‘A+’ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of AXIS Specialty Limited and its operating affiliates. Best also put the ICR of “a-” …

Best Assigns Ratings to Zurich’s Irish Subsidiary, ZIP

A.M. Best has assigned the financial strength rating of ‘A+’ (Superior) and an issuer credit rating (ICR) of “aa-” to Zurich Insurance plc (ZIP), which is based in Ireland, and is a “key operating subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group Ltd …

A.M. Best Reaffirms Chesapeake Employers’ Financial Strength Rating

Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, the largest workers’ compensation insurance company in Maryland, announced that insurance ratings agency A.M. Best Co. has reaffirmed a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a-” for the company as …

A.M. Best: Ratings Stable for Western European (Re)Insurers

Insurers and reinsurers in western Europe posted solid performances in 2014 and retained their capital strength against a backdrop of economic calm, according to a new special report from A.M. Best. The report analyzes the agency’s ratings actions through the year …