AM Best Revises Outlook to Stable for Elan Insurance USVI, Inc.

OLDWICK, N.J.--()--AM Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” of Elan Insurance USVI, Inc. (Elan) (f/k/a Elan Solutions, Inc.) (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands).

These Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect Elan’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and marginal enterprise risk management (ERM).

The revision of the outlooks to stable reflects the improvement in Elan’s level of risk-adjusted capitalization in 2019, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), and was driven by favorable earnings, repayment of an outstanding note and a capital contribution from its majority shareholder.

Additionally, positive rating factors include Elan’s trend of favorable gains in enrollment and premium growth resulting in improved operating performance. The company has also managed to improve results by lowering its cost structure, with its administrative loss ratio measures having declined substantially. Furthermore, Elan has successfully gained administrative service only (ASO) business over the near-term, in which the ASO accounts add scale to help further offset Elan’s operating costs. Offsetting rating factors include geographic concentration risk as its insurance business is sold only in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Elan’s ERM program has been evolving as the company implements its formalized program. Elan has identified its risks and provided a plan to manage and mitigate those risks. Elan’s board of directors has oversight over its risk management strategies.

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Contacts

Wayne Kaminski
Senior Financial Analyst
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5061
wayne.kaminski@ambest.com

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

Sally Rosen
Senior Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5280
sally.rosen@ambest.com

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com