A.M. Best Places Ratings of Security Life Insurance Company of America Under Review With Positive Implications

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--A.M. Best has placed under review with positive implications the financial strength rating of B++ (Good) and the issuer credit rating of “bbb” of Security Life Insurance Company of America (Security Life) (Minnetonka, MN). Security Life is a wholly owned subsidiary of Security American Financial Enterprises, Inc. (SAFE).

The rating actions reflect the announcement of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.’s intent to acquire SAFE and its two operating subsidiaries, Security Life and Security Health Insurance Company of America, New York Inc. The transaction is anticipated to close with an effective date of Dec. 31, 2015, subject to regulatory approvals. A.M. Best believes Security Life will benefit from being part of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., which has considerable financial resources and a recognized name in the group dental and vision benefits markets. Specifically, A.M. Best notes Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.’s deep provider network, which is expected to enable Security Life to access larger discounts, and thereby more competitively price its individual and small group dental and vision products.

A.M. Best will continue to monitor the impact of the transaction on Security Life’s ratings through ongoing discussions with company management. Security Life’s ratings will remain under review until the transaction is completed.

This press release relates to rating(s) that have been published on A.M. Best's website. For all rating information relating to the release and pertinent disclosures, including details of the office responsible for issuing each of the individual ratings referenced in this release, please visit A.M. Best’s Ratings & Criteria Center.

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Financial Analyst
brian.virostek@ambest.com
or
Joseph Zazzera, MBA, 908-439-2200, ext. 5797
Assistant Vice President
joseph.zazzera@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, 908-439-2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

A.M. Best Company
Brian Virostek, 908-439-2200, ext. 5531
Financial Analyst
brian.virostek@ambest.com
or
Joseph Zazzera, MBA, 908-439-2200, ext. 5797
Assistant Vice President
joseph.zazzera@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, 908-439-2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com