OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “bb+” of Nations Insurance Company (NIC) (Cerritos, CA). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. Concurrently, AM Best has withdrawn the ratings as the company has requested to no longer participate in AM Best’s interactive rating process.
The ratings reflect NIC’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as adequate, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and marginal enterprise risk management.
The affirmation of the Long-Term ICR is based on NIC’s improved balance sheet strength in recent years, driven by its risk-adjusted capitalization, reduced underwriting leverage and stabilizing loss reserve development trends. Furthermore, NIC has implemented a number of initiatives, such as rate increases in recent years, which have improved its underwriting performance, coupled with a change in investment allocation to long-term bonds, which has improved its investment income, both leading to improved surplus growth.
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