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Outlooks Revised to Positive for Michigan’s Northern Mutual Insurance

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” of Northern Mutual Insurance Company (MI) (NMIC) in Hancock, Michigan. NMIC …

Bermuda Market to Stay Key Reinsurance Hub Despite U.S. Tax Reform: A.M. Best

Bermuda will continue to be a key international hub for reinsurance despite being challenged in recent years, most recently by tax reform in the United States, which fundamentally changed how multinational entities are taxed. How the territory’s market has responded …

A.M. Best: Insurers Equipped to Handle Hurricane Lane Losses

A.M. Best is expecting Hurricane Lane to be considered more of a flood event than a wind event. As a result, the storm that buffeted Hawaii should bring a potential triggering of the National Flood Insurance Program’s reinsurance program into …

Credit Ratings Assigned to New Horizons Insurance Co. of Missouri

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 New Horizons Insurance Company of Missouri (New Horizons). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is …

Outlooks Upgraded to Stable for Michigan’s Farmers Mutual Insurance

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of C++ (Marginal) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “b” of Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Michigan (FMIBC) in Coldwater, Michigan. The ratings …

UK Insurers Push Ahead with Brexit Plans in Absence of Trade Deal: A.M. Best Report

In the absence of a Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union, insurers in the UK have accelerated their plans to establish new EU subsidiaries and ensure business continuity after Brexit, according to a report published …

A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Ratings of Bunker Hill Insurance Group Members

A.M. Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) to a- from bbb for the members of Bunker Hill Insurance Group. The outlook of the Long-Term …

A.M. Best: Credit Ratings of Indiana’s Yosemite Insurance Under Review

A.M. Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb+” of Yosemite Insurance Co. (Yosemite) in Evansville, Indiana. The Credit Rating (rating) actions follow the recent …

A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Negative for Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance

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-” for Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Co. (WMMIC) in Madison, Wisconsin. The company provides …

A.M. Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Clearwater Select Insurance Company

A.M. Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of a+ to Clearwater Select Insurance Company, an insurance company based in Stamford, Conn., that specializes in auto, home, life and business insurance. …