A.M. Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Positive for Members of Builders Mutual Insurance Group

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--A.M. Best has revised the outlook to positive from stable for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and Long-Term ICR of “a” of Builders Mutual Insurance Company and Builders Premier Insurance Company, collectively referred to as Builders Mutual Insurance Group (Builders Mutual) (Raleigh, NC). The outlook of the FSR remains stable.

The ratings reflect Builders Mutual’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as strongest, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The positive outlook reflects a trend of favorable underwriting performance that has consistently outperformed the composite on a five- and 10-year basis. Favorable results are attributable to the company’s ability to obtain and maintain preferred business, which is augmented by its solid reputation in key markets, leading to more profitable loss experience.

Positive rating pressures may materialize if continued strength in operating earnings and the resulting return on revenue measures are sustained and remain in excess of peers. Negative rating pressures could occur if there is a sustained weakening of operating performance relative to peers that results in a material impact on the capital strength of the company.

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Daniel Heitlinger, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5019
Financial Analyst
daniel.heitlinger@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Raymond Thomson, CPCU, ARe, ARM, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5621
Associate Director
raymond.thomson@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com

Contacts

A.M. Best
Daniel Heitlinger, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5019
Financial Analyst
daniel.heitlinger@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5159
Manager, Public Relations
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Raymond Thomson, CPCU, ARe, ARM, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5621
Associate Director
raymond.thomson@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy, +1 908-439-2200, ext. 5644
Director, Public Relations
james.peavy@ambest.com