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Tokio Marine’s Sale of Reinsurance Units to Boost Operational Efficiency: Fitch

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc.’s (TMHD) sale of two European reinsurance subsidiaries is likely to streamline its holdings and boost operational efficiency in the group’s underwriting businesses, Fitch Ratings said. RenaissanceRe Holdings is buying Tokio Millennium Re AG (TMR) and Tokio …

Credit Ratings of Illinois’ Governmental Interinsurance Exchange

A.M. Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a-” from “a” of Governmental Interinsurance Exchange (GIE) in Bloomington, Illinois. The outlooks of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remain …

A.M. Best Downgrades Ratings of Tokio Millennium Re, Puts RenRe Under Review

A.M. Besthas downgraded the financial strength rating to A+ (Superior) from A++ (Superior) and the long-term issuer credit rating to “aa-” from “aa+” of Tokio Millennium Re AG (TMR) (Switzerland). In addition, A.M. Best has placed these credit ratings under …

A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Stable for Agency Insurance Company of Maryland

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from positive and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of bbb+ for Agency Insurance Company of Maryland Inc. (AIC), based in Hanover, Md. The …

Mexico Begins Digging Out from Destruction of Hurricane Willa

Residents on Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Wednesday began clearing up the wreckage left by Hurricane Willa, which ripped through towns overnight, tearing off rooftops, downing power lines and splitting trees apart. Willa, a powerful Category 3 hurricane, hit the northwestern …

Mexican Insurers Will Absorb Losses from Hurricane Willa: A.M. Best

Mexico’s insurance industry overall remains well-capitalized and can absorb the financial impact generated from Hurricane Willa, according to an A.M. Best briefing. Hurricane Willa made landfall on Oct. 23 on Mexico’s Pacific Coast (approximately 300 miles west of Mexico City) …

A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Stable for Aspire General in California

A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” of Aspire General Insurance Co. in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Aspire General is a …

Market Changes Not Expected From Hurricane Michael; Florida Insurers ‘Heavily’ Reinsured

Losses to the insurance industry from Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm that hit the Florida Panhandle before continuing a path of destruction through several other Southeast states, will be substantial but not enough to cause problems for insurers or …

CoreLogic Estimates Hurricane Michael Losses Could Top $4.5B; Top 10 Insurers Affected

Hurricane Michael’s torrential rain, storm surge, and hurricane-force maximum sustained winds that reached 140 miles per hour Wednesday could result in a historically devastating event for the northeastern Gulf Coast, according to A.M. Best. After making landfall in the Panhandle …

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 …