OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best Co. has withdrawn the financial strength rating of B++ (Good) and the issuer credit rating of “bbb” of Presidential Life Insurance Company – USA (formerly Great American Life Assurance Company) (Wilmington, DE).
The withdrawal of the ratings was due to the change in business strategy following Athene Holding Ltd.’s (Athene) December 2012 acquisition of Presidential Life Insurance Company (PLIC). In early 2012, PLIC purchased Great American Life Assurance Company as a shell company just prior to Athene’s subsequent purchase of PLIC and no business has been written to date.
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