A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Negative for Constitution Insurance Company

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Constitution Insurance Company (Constitution) (headquartered in Omaha, NE).

The ratings reflect Constitution’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The rating action is based on a material reduction in Constitution’s premiums over the past year, which has led to a diminishing business profile. In addition, while results have historically benefited from management’s niche specialty orientation and prudent underwriting discipline, the trend of declining premiums has highlighted the significant product, geographic and distribution concentrations that will continue to challenge the company in the future. Material deviation in management’s stated business plans, with any associated adverse impact to premium production, business profile, profitability or risk-adjusted capitalization, could lead to further negative rating pressure in the near term.

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Contacts

A.M. Best
Daniel Heitlinger
Financial Analyst
908-439-2200, ext. 5019
daniel.heitlinger@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
908-439-2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Raymond Thomson, CPCU, ARe, ARM
Associate Director
908-439-2200, ext. 5621
raymond.thomson@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy,
Director, Public Relations
908-439-2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

A.M. Best
Daniel Heitlinger
Financial Analyst
908-439-2200, ext. 5019
daniel.heitlinger@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
908-439-2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Raymond Thomson, CPCU, ARe, ARM
Associate Director
908-439-2200, ext. 5621
raymond.thomson@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy,
Director, Public Relations
908-439-2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com