OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A+ (Superior) and an issuer credit rating of “aa-” to Allied Insurance Company of America (Allied) (Columbus, OH). The outlook assigned to both ratings is stable.
The ratings reflect Allied’s participation in the pooling agreement among Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (Nationwide) and several of its subsidiary companies, whereby Allied cedes 100% of all premiums and liabilities to Nationwide. Allied commenced writing small commercial lines products in January 2015 in various geographic locations.
Given the existence of the pooling agreement, any potential future rating movement for Allied would be dependent on the fortunes of Nationwide and the other pool members.
The methodology used in determining these ratings is Best's Credit Rating Methodology, which provides a comprehensive explanation of A.M. Best's rating process and contains the different rating criteria employed in the rating process. Best's Credit Rating Methodology can be found at www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology.
Key insurance criteria reports utilized:
- Risk Management and the Rating Process for Insurance Companies
- Understanding BCAR for Property/Casualty Insurers
- Rating Members of Insurance Groups
- Catastrophe Analysis in A.M. Best Ratings
- Equity Credit for Hybrid Securities
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