OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a-” to MountainPoint Insurance Company (Phoenix, AZ), following the Arizona Department of Insurance’s approval of the 100% quota share reinsurance agreement between this shell company and its parent, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company (CopperPoint Mutual). The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable.
CopperPoint Mutual and its subsidiaries’ ratings were affirmed in November 2014, mainly based on the group's strong risk-adjusted capitalization, improving underwriting performance and position within the Arizona workers' compensation marketplace. The ratings of CopperPoint Mutual and its other subsidiaries remain unchanged.
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Key insurance criteria reports utilized:
• Rating Members of Insurance Groups
• Risk Management and the Rating Process for Insurance Companies
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