OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A++ (Superior) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “aa+” of Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company and its affiliate, Tokio Marine Specialty Insurance Company (both headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA), which operate under a pooling agreement, collectively referred to as Philadelphia Insurance Companies (Philadelphia). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains stable.
The ratings reflect Philadelphia’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as strongest, as well as its very strong operating performance, favorable business profile and very strong enterprise risk management (ERM).
The group has excellent risk-adjusted capital position, which has benefited from consistent operating profitability that compares favorably with peer companies and the industry over multiple time periods and insurance market cycles. Retained earnings and expansion of the invested asset base provide depth and breadth in its balance sheet. The ratings also recognize the group’s position as a well-established market leader in specialty markets, exceptionally diversified by jurisdiction, product lines, market segments and distribution channels. The ratings also consider the operational, financial and ERM support provided by Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., which is the lead insurance operating company in the Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. organization. These factors include day-to-day operational synergies across its U.S.-based subsidiaries, reinsurance support and economic capital modeling that is superior to peer companies.
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