Ratings News

Vertafore’s Answer to Google Compare for Agents

Some consumers may be agog over Google Compare, but insurance industry vendors like software provider Vertafore have been working to deliver quotes and ratings more quickly and conveniently for years. That’s the message from Dave Bevan, director of product management …

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Third Point Reinsurance & Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a-” of Third Point Reinsurance Company Ltd. (TPRCL) (Bermuda) and Third Point Reinsurance (USA) Ltd. (TPRUSA) (Bermuda). A.M. Best also has …

A.M. Best Upgrades Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Ratings

A.M. Best has removed from under review with positive implications and upgraded the financial strength rating to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and the issuer credit rating to “a-” from “bbb” of Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Co. (Michigan Millers) in Lansing, Mich. The …

Mercury Agrees to $1M Settlement With California Department of Insurance

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced a $1 million settlement with Mercury Insurance Co., Mercury Casualty Co. and California Automobile Insurance Co. over findings that Mercury violated California laws on rating and underwriting practices. The settlement stems from a market …

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Munich Re and Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of Munich Reinsurance Company (Munich Re) (Germany) and its subsidiaries. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed all debt ratings of Munich …

A.M. Best Assigns A- (Excellent) Rating to Kelvin Re in Guernsey

A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a-” to Kelvin Re Limited (Guernsey). The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable. The ratings reflect Kelvin Re’s strong capitalization, diversified projected business profile within …

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Mapfre Panamá

A.M. Best upgraded the financial strength rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating to “a” from “a-” of Mapfre Panamá S.A., Panama City, Panama. The outlook for both ratings is stable. The upgrade of the ratings …

A.M. Best Upgrades Rating of Greenlight Reinsurance Ireland

A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength rating (FSR) to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) to “a” from “a-” of Greenlight Reinsurance Ireland Limited. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the FSR of A (Excellent) and the ICR …

A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Negative for Frederick Mutual in Maryland

Ratings agency A.M. Best said it has revised the outlook to “negative” from “stable” and affirmed the financial strength rating of “A- (Excellent)” and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Frederick Mutual Insurance Co. in Frederick, Maryland. A.M. Best …