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A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Negative for Georgia Farm Bureau Group Members

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “bbb-” of Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (GFBMIC ) and …

Ratings of Indiana’s American Agricultural Insurance Co. Upgraded

A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating (FSR) to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the long-term issuer credit rating (Long-Term ICR) to “a” from “a-” of American Agricultural Insurance Co. (AAIC)  in Indianapolis, Ind. The outlook for these ratings has been …

Issuer Credit Rating Outlook for Wisconsin County Mutual Group Downgraded

A.M. Best says it has revised the outlook to negative from stable for the long-term issuer credit ratings (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the long-term ICRs of “bbb+” of Community Insurance Corp. and Wisconsin …

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Wisconsin’s Integrity Select Insurance

A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and a long-term issuer credit rating of “a+” to Integrity Select Insurance Co. (Integrity Select) in Appleton, Wis. The outlook assigned to these credit ratings is stable. Integrity Select …

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of PartnerRe & Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of Bermuda-based Partner Reinsurance Co. Ltd. and its affiliates (collectively referred to as PartnerRe). A.M. Best has also affirmed the …

A.M. Best: Outlook Stable for MGA Insurance in Dallas

A.M. Best has revised the long-term issuer credit rating (long-term ICR) outlook to stable from positive and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the long-term ICR of “bbb” of MGA Insurance Company Inc. (MGA), based in …

A.M. Best Places Ratings of Sompo Japan Canopius Re Under Review

A.M. Best has placed under review with developing implications the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a+” of Zurich-based Sompo Japan Canopius Reinsurance AG. The credit rating action follows the successful completion the …

A.M. Best Places Credit Ratings of Hamilton Re & Subsidiaries Under Review

A.M. Best has placed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit of “a-” of Bermuda-based Hamilton Re Ltd., under review with developing implications. Also under review are Wilmington, Del.-based Hamilton Specialty Insurance Co. and Hamilton …

A.M. Best Upgrades Aviabel’s Ratings After AXIS Acquisition

A.M. Best has removed from under review with positive implications and upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Compagnie Belge d’Assurances Aviation S.A. (Aviabel). The …

Bermuda Re/Insurers Start to Feel Pressures of Challenging Market: A.M. Best

Bermuda market re/insurers are beginning to experience lower profits, a deterioration in both return on equity and combined ratio as well as the drying up of favorable reserve development. These negative trends are becoming increasingly evident for Bermuda insurers and …