A.M. Best News

Ratings Outlooks Revised to Positive for South Dakota Insurer

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” of Northwest G.F. Mutual Insurance Co. (NWGF) in Eureka, South Dakota. The ratings …

Commercial Automobile Remains Sore Spot in P/C: A.M. Best

The performance of the commercial automobile segment continued to deteriorate through third quarter 2017, according to a new A.M. Best report. Commercial auto has been a sore spot in the property/casualty for several years. Commercial auto insurers have tried to …

A.M. Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Texas’ Pan-American Casualty

A.M. Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” to Pan-American Casualty Co. (PACC) in Richardson, Texas, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Pan-American Casualty Co. (PACC) The ratings have …

Rating of Michigan’s Wolverine Mutual Insurance Upgraded

A.M. Best has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bbb+” from “bbb” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) of Wolverine Mutual Insurance Co. (Wolverine), in Dowagiac, Michigan. The outlook of the Long-Term ICR …

A.M. Best: Ratings Outlooks Negative for Texas-Based Standard Casualty

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Standard Casualty Co. (Standard Casualty), based in New Braunfels, Texas. Standard Casualty …

Ratings Assigned to Iowa’s Midwest Family Advantage Insurance

A.M. Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” to Midwest Family Advantage Insurance Co. (Midwest Advantage). The outlook assigned to these ratings is stable. Concurrently, A.M. …

A.M. Best Removes Pacific Compensation Insurance in California from Review

A.M. Best has removed from under review with developing implications and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” of Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Pacific Compensation Insurance Co. The outlook …

The Hartford and Travelers Among Companies Offering Bonuses Due to New Tax Law

Hartford, Conn.-based The Hartford and New York City-headquartered Travelers confirmed they are among several companies giving their employees bonuses of $1,000 each if they earn $75,000 or less annually as a result of what U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin …

A.M. Best Withdraws West Virginia National Auto, Downgrades Ratings

A.M. Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to B- (Fair) from B (Fair) and Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “bb-” from “bb” of West Virginia National Auto Insurance Co. (Morgantown, WV). The outlooks of these Credit Ratings are negative. …

Reinsurance Price Hikes May Be Short-Lived as Capacity Is Abundant

While overall market conditions may improve over the near term as a result of catastrophe events in the third quarter of 2017, A.M. Best continues to hold a negative outlook for the global reinsurance sector in 2018. In a new …