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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a+” of Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd (Allied World) and its operating affiliates.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company of New York (Lake Success, NY) and Eagle Life Insurance Company , collectively referred to as AEL.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength ratings (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of American Health and Life Insurance Company (AHLIC) and Sears Life Insurance Company (Sears Life). Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the FSR of A (Excellent) and the ICR of “a” of Triton Insurance Company (Triton). The outlook for all ratings is stable.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength ratings (FSR) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of the U.S. property/casualty and life/health subsidiaries of Assurant, Inc. (Assurant) (headquartered in New York, NY)(NYSE:AIZ). Additionally, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb” and the debt ratings of Assurant.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” of American Southern Insurance Company (Topeka, KS) and its wholly owned and 100% reinsured subsidiary, American Safety Insurance Company (collectively referred to as American Southern Group ). Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb-” of the parent company, Atlantic American Corporation (Atlantic American) (NASDAQ:AAME). A.M. Best has also affirmed the FSR of A- (Excellent) and the ICR of “a-” of Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company (Bankers Fidelity). Additionally, A.M. Best has assigned an FSR of A- (Excellent) and ICR of “a-” to Bankers Fidelity Assurance Company (formerly known as Direct Life Insurance Company), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bankers Fidelity.
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2014/11/6
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength ratings of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings of “a+” of BNY Trade Insurance, Ltd.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” of the property/casualty subsidiaries of CNA Financial Corporation (CNAF) [NYSE:CNA], also known as CNA Insurance Companies (CNA). Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb” and all debt ratings of CNAF and CNA Financial Capital I, II and III .
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a-” of Crusader Insurance Company (Crusader). Additionally, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb-” of Crusader’s parent company, Unico American Corporation (Unico) [NASDAQ:UNAM]. The outlook for all ratings is stable.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a-” of Employers Insurance Company of Nevada , Employers Compensation Insurance Company , Employers Assurance Company and Employers Preferred Insurance Company , collectively referred to as the Employers Insurance Group .
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of B (Fair) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “bb+” of the subsidiaries of First Acceptance Corporation (collectively referred to as First Acceptance ) (Delaware) [NYSE:FAC]. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “b” of First Acceptance Corporation.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a-” of Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. (Madison National) (Madison, WI), Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York (Standard Security) (New York, NY) and Independence American Insurance Company (Independence American) (New Castle, DE), all subsidiaries of Independence Holding Company (Independence Holding) (headquartered in Stamford, CT) [NYSE:IHC]. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb-” of Independence Holding.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” of Infinity Insurance Company (Infinity), its 10 insurance subsidiaries and one affiliate.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (LNL) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lincoln Life & Annuity Company of New York (LLANY) (Syracuse, NY), which are viewed as the key life/health insurance subsidiaries of Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) (headquartered in Radnor, PA) [NYSE:LNC] and are marketed as the Lincoln Financial Group (LFG). Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “a-” and all existing shelf and debt ratings of LNC.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength ratings (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of "aa-" of the life insurance subsidiaries of Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC) (Toronto, Canada) (NYSE:MFC). Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “a-” as well as all existing debt ratings of MFC.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of the primary life/health insurance subsidiaries of MetLife, Inc. (MetLife) (New York, NY) [NYSE:MET]. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “a-” as well as all debt ratings of MetLife.
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2014/11/25
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of PMG Assurance Ltd.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of Principal Life Insurance Company (PLIC) and Principal National Life Insurance Company .
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2014/11/4
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer crediting rating “a-” of Standard Casualty Company (Standard Casualty) (New Braunfels, TX). The outlook for both ratings is stable.
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa” of the members of Progressive Agency Pool , Progressive Direct Pool and Progressive Commercial Auto Group (collectively known as Progressive). A.M. Best also has affirmed the FSR of A (Excellent) and ICR of “a+” of National Continental Insurance Company .
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A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” of the core U.S. life/health insurance subsidiaries of Unum Group (Unum) (headquartered in Chattanooga, TN)(NYSE:UNM). Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed the ICR of “bbb” of Unum, as well as all existing debt securities issued by the organization.
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2014/11/19
A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating of “a-” of Cedar Court Indemnity Company (Cedar) (Burlington, VT). The outlook for both ratings is stable.
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2014/11/5
A.M. Best has assigned a debt rating of “a-” to the forthcoming $750 million 3.625% senior unsecured notes due 2024 of Aflac Incorporated (Aflac) (Columbus, GA) [NYSE: AFL]. The assigned outlook is stable.
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2014/11/25
A.M. Best has assigned indicative ratings of “a-” to senior unsecured debt, “bbb+” to subordinated debt and “bbb” to preferred stock of W.R. Berkley Corporation (W.R. Berkley) (Greenwich, CT) [NYSE:WRB]. These securities may be issued under W.R. Berkley’s recently filed shelf registration, which took effect Nov.
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A.M. Best has assigned indicative ratings to the unlimited Securities and Exchange Commission shelf registration of ACE Limited (ACE) (Zurich, Switzerland) [NYSE:ACE], which includes ACE and its debt-issuing subsidiaries, ACE INA Holdings, Inc. , ACE Capital Trust III and ACE Capital Trust IV .
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A.M. Best has assigned indicative ratings of “bbb+” to senior unsecured debt, “bbb” to subordinated debt and “bbb-” to preferred stock of Aetna Inc. ’s (Aetna) (Hartford, CT) (NYSE:AET) recently filed universal shelf registration statement.
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2014/12/8
A.M. Best has assigned indicative ratings of “bbb+” to senior unsecured debt, “bbb” to subordinated debt and “bbb-” to preferred stock of Anthem, Inc. ’s (Anthem) (Indianapolis, IN) [NYSE:ANTM] recently filed universal shelf registration statement.
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2014/11/6
A.M. Best has assigned indicative ratings of “bbb” to senior unsecured debt, “bbb-” to subordinated debt and “bb+” to preferred stock of Assurant Inc. ( Assurant) (headquartered in New York, NY) [NYSE:AIZ]. These securities may be issued under Assurant’s recently filed universal shelf registration, which is effective Nov.
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2014/11/12
A.M. Best has assigned indicative ratings of “bbb” to senior unsecured debt, “bbb-” to subordinated debt and “bb+” to preferred stock of the recently filed universal shelf registration by Unum Group (Unum) (headquartered in Chattanooga, TN) [NYSE:UNM]. The new registration replaces Unum’s previous shelf, which recently expired.
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2014/11/5
A.M. Best has assigned a debt rating of “bbb+” to the 10-year, $750 million 3.50% senior unsecured notes to be issued by Aetna Inc. (Aetna) (Hartford, CT) [NYSE:AET]. The outlook assigned to the rating is stable.
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A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating of “a+” to the Allstate Assurance Company (AAC) (Northbrook, IL). AAC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Allstate Life Insurance Company ( ALIC), a member of the Allstate Financial Companies (Allstate Financial) that is ultimately owned by The Allstate Corporation (Allcorp) [NYSE:ALL]. The outlook assigned to both ratings is positive.
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