Ratings News

A.M. Best Upgrades Workers’ Comp Carrier ICW Group in California

A.M. Best Company has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating of San Diego, Calif.-based ICW Group Insurance Cos. to “A” (Excellent) from a “Stable” outlook. A.M. Best said its ratings reflect the company’s balance sheet strength as well as its solid …

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 …

A.M. Best Downgrades Ratings of Pacific Specialty Insurance Group in California

A.M. Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Ratings to A- (Excellent) from A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings to “a-” from “a” of Pacific Specialty Insurance Co. and Pacific Specialty Property and Casualty Co., collectively referred to as …

A.M. Outlook Revised to Positive for Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance, Subsidiary

A.M. Best has revised the outlook to positive from stable for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICRs of “a” of Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. and …

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 …

A.M. Best Downgrades Credit Ratings of California Capital and Subsidiaries

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 California Capital Insurance Co. and its wholly owned subsidiaries: Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital …

A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Negative for Crusader Insurance in California

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 Ratings of “a-” of Crusader Insurance Co. Additionally, A.M. Best has revised the outlook to negative …

A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Positive for Insurance Company of the West

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 Ratings of “a-” of Insurance Company of the West and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Explorer Insurance …

S&P Lowers Ratings of Allied World After Acquisition by Fairfax; Outlook Stable

S&P Global Ratings lowered its long-term counterparty credit and senior debt ratings on Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings AG to ‘BBB-‘ from ‘BBB+’, following the completion of the company’s acquisition last week by Fairfax Financial Holdings. At the same time, …

A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Wisconsin’s Integrity Select Insurance

A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and a long-term issuer credit rating of “a+” to Integrity Select Insurance Co. (Integrity Select) in Appleton, Wis. The outlook assigned to these credit ratings is stable. Integrity Select …