OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has placed under review with positive implications the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Vantis Life Insurance Company (Vantis Life) (Windsor, CT) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Vantis Life Insurance Company of New York (Brewster, NY). The under review status follows the announcement that Vantis Life has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company (Penn Mutual), subject to regulatory approval. The transaction is expected to close in early 2017.
The under review with positive implications status reflects the potential financial and operational benefits that will be derived from Vantis Life being a significant operation within a larger, higher-rated organization. The ratings will remain under review pending the completion of this transaction and review by A.M. Best regarding Penn Mutual’s future operating plans for Vantis Life.
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