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A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Negative for New York-Based Lancer Insurance

A.M. Best has revised its outlook from stable to negative for New York-based Lancer Insurance Co. and Lancer Indemnity Co.. The move comes as Lancer Insurance’s underwriting performance declined in the past several years, particularly in 2015. This can primarily be …

Outlook for Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Revised to Negative

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of C++ (Marginal) and the issuer credit rating of “b” of Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Co. (Farmers Alliance Mutual) in Coldwater, Mich. The revised outlooks …

Best Maintains Negative Outlook on Global Reinsurance Sector

A.M. Best announced that it is holding to “its 2016 outlook for the global reinsurance sector at negative, citing the significant ongoing market challenges that will hinder the potential for positive rating actions over time and may eventually translate into …

A.M. Best Turns Outlook to Negative for Greenpath in California

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating of “bbb-” of Greenpath Insurance Co. in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Greenpath provides non-standard auto insurance throughout …

Outlook Revised to Negative for Badger Mutual Insurance; A- Rating Affirmed

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a-” of Badger Mutual Insurance Company (Badger Mutual), of Milwaukee, Wis. The revised outlook reflects Badger …

Best Downgrades Meadowbrook and Subs Issuer Credit Rating; Affirms FSR

A.M. Best has downgraded the issuer credit rating (ICR) to “bbb” from “bbb+” and affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of ‘B++’ (Good) for the subsidiaries of Michigan-based Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. (MIGI), which operate under an intercompany reinsurance pooling …

A.M. Best: Outlook Negative for Imperial Fire and Casualty Insurance

A.M. Best Co. has revised the outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the financial strength rating of B+ (Good) and issuer credit rating of “bbb-” of Opelousas, La.-based Imperial Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. (Imperial). The rating actions reflect …

Fitch Downgrades Argentine Insurers Ratings after Sovereign Downgrade

Fitch Ratings has downgraded the long-term National Scale ratings of 12 insurance companies in Argentina, and has also revised the companies’ rating outlooks to negative from stable. Fitch said it took the rating actions following its Nov. 27 downgrade of …

Best Revises ICR Outlook to Negative for QBE North America Group; Affirms Ratings

A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of ‘A’ (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a+” of the pooled and reinsured members of QBE North America Insurance Group (QBENA Group). These companies are key operating subsidiaries …

Best Downgrades Brit Insurance Ratings; Placed on Review/Negative

A.M. Best Europe – Rating Services Limited has downgraded the financial strength rating to ‘A-‘ (Excellent) from ‘A’ (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) to “a-” from “a”  of UK-based Brit Insurance Limited (BIL), and has placed the ratings …