OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Prism Assurance, Ltd. (Prism) (Burlington, VT). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
The ratings reflect Prism’s strong capitalization and solid operating performance. Also supporting the ratings are Prism’s strategic role as the captive insurance company of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Apogee), and the parental support and financial flexibility available to Prism as part of Apogee. The company further benefits from its low overhead cost structure and extensive loss control programs, which have resulted in a decrease in claim frequency and loss expenses across Apogee’s business units.
Partially offsetting rating factors are Prism’s degree of dependence on Apogee, and the inherent volatility and challenges brought on by its narrow business and geographic scope. Nonetheless, the ratings recognize the company’s balance sheet strength and conservative underwriting leverage measures.
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