A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Negative for Elan Solutions, Inc.

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” to Elan Solutions, Inc. (ESI) (d/b/a United West Indies Insurance) (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands).

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

The revised outlooks reflect ESI’s lower level of risk-adjusted capitalization and greater than anticipated operating losses. Risk-adjusted capital levels have been challenged by a trend of operating losses, which have been impacted by much higher than planned administrative expenses. A.M. Best acknowledges the capital support received from the principle owner and expects this to continue as needed. In addition to the operating losses, ESI’s ability to grow premium was affected by the severe hurricanes that hit the U.S. Virgin Islands in the fall of 2017. A.M. Best will continue to monitor ESI’s financial performance closely.

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Contacts

A.M. Best
Wayne Kaminski
Senior Financial Analyst
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5061
wayne.kaminski@ambest.com
or
Sally Rosen
Senior Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5280
sally.rosen@ambest.com
or
Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com
or
Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com