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Best's rating changes. (Ratings).

This summary of Best's Rating Changes includes U.S. domiciled life, health-care and property/casualty insurers as well as international insurers that had ratings assigned, changed or placed under review since this section last appeared in the May 2002 edition of Best's Review.

Best's Rating Changes is an abbreviated version of Best's Rating Monitor, which is published in Best Week, our weekly insurance industry newsletter. See page 18 for the Current Guide to Best's Ratings or visit the A.M. Best Co. Web site at www.ambest.com/ratings/access.html for detailed rating definitions.

The A.M. Best rating of any company and basic company information are also available free of charge at the Web site.
Ratings Changed

Rating Current Previous
Action Company Name & Domicile AMB# Rating Rating

Life

 American Chambers Life 07869 NR-5 F
 Insurance Company
 US: Ohio

 American Life Insurance 09091 NR-2 FPR4
 Company
 US: Illinois

 Associates Financial Life Ins 08940 NR-5 FPR7
 Co of NV
 US: Nevada

 Conseco Life Insurance Company 68083 NR-2 FPR6
 of Texas
 US: Texas

 LifeRe Insurance Company 09435 NR-2 FPR4
 US: Texas

 SAFECO National Life Insurance 08934 NR-2 FPR8
 Company
 US: Washington

 Transamerica Insurance 08151 NR-5 FPR8
 Corporation
 US: Iowa

New Unified Life Insurance 60366 A-
 Company
 US: Texas

 USA Life One Insurance 06161 NR-5 B+
 Company of IN
 US: Indiana

- Western Fraternal Life 07225 B++ A-
 Association
 US: Iowa

 Health Care

New Ameritas Managed Dental 68921 A NR-5
 Plan Inc
 US: California

 Gulf South Health Plans Inc 68759 NR-5 E
 US: Louisiana

New Health First Health Plans 64115 B++ B q
 US: Florida

 IHC Benefit Assurance Company, 68430 NR-2 FPR4
 Inc
 US: Utah

 Medica Insurance Company 11072 NR-2 FPR5
 US: Minnesota

 Medical Community Insurance 60253 NR-5 E
 Company
 US: Texas

 Medical One Inc 64387 NR-5 F
 US: Puerto Rico

New Oath 60149 F C+ q
 US: Louisiana

 QualChoice of Virginia Health 64250 NR-5 B q
 Plan, Inc
 US: Virginia

 Texas Health Choice L C 60138 NR-5 B
 US: Texas

 US Health and Life Insurance 09184 NR-2 FPR5
 Company
 US: Michigan

New Valley Baptist Health Plan, 64520 B+ C+ q
 Inc
 US: Texas

 Property/Casualty

+ Alliance Mutual Insurance 10007 B++ B+
 Company
 US: North Carolina

New Anchor General Insurance 00364 B NR-2
 Company
 US: California

- Arbella Indemnity Insurance 11611 B++ A-
 Company
 US: Massachusetts

- Arbella Insurance Group 18220 B++ A-
 US: Massachusetts

- Arbella Mutual Insurance 10663 B++ A-
 Company
 US: Massachusetts

- Arbella Protection Insurance 11335 B++ A-
 Company
 US: Massachusetts

New ASI Lloyds 12421 B++ NR-2
 US: Texas

- Commonwealth Mutual Insurance 11786 B++ A-
 Company
 US: Massachusetts

- Commonwealth Reinsurance 11787 B++ A-
 Company
 US: Massachusetts

+ Constitutional Casualty 03085 B B-
 Company
 US: Illinois

- Convenant Insurance Company 11706 B++ A-
 US: connecticut

- Diamond Insurance Company 11985 C+ B+
 US: Illinois

 Eastern Casualty Indemnity 12420 NR-5 A-
 Company
 US: New Hampshire

- Group Council Mutual 03745 F D
 Insurance Company
 US: New York

 Kemper Environment Ltd 12104 NR-5 A u
 US: Illinois

+ Leatherstocking Cooperative 11250 A- B++
 Insurance Co
 US: New York

 Louisiana Pest Control 11452 NR-4 D
 Insurance Company
 US: Louisiana

 Mutual Fire and Storm 01820 NR-4 B+
 Insurance Company
 US: Iowa

- National Automotive Insurance
 Company 11516 C++ B+
 US: Louisiana

- Northwest Physicians Mutual 10352 B- B++
 Insurance Co
 US: Oregon

- Realm National Insurance 00567 C++ B+
 Company
 US: New York

- Rock River Insurance Company 00812 A- A+ u
 US: Wisconsin

- Royal Llyods of Texas 02702 A A+
 US: Texas

 Sauquoit Valley Insurance 10815 NR-4 B+
 Company
 US: New York

+ Sterling Insurance Company 00872 A- B++
 US: New York

 Texas Medical Liability Trust 11615 NR-4 B++
 US: Texas

+ Union American Insurance 10471 C++ E
 Company
 US: Florida

+ Vanliner Insurance Company 02794 A- B++
 US: Arizona

+ Virginia Farm Bureau Group 00952 A- B++
 US: Virginia

+ Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual 02549 A- B++
 Insurance Co
 US: Virginia

+ Virginia FB F & C Ins Co 02548 A- B++
 US: Virginia

+ Viginia FB Town and Country 11667 A- B++
 Ins Co
 US: Virginia

+ West Virginia Insurance 10979 A A-
 Company
 US: Virginia

 International

New Agricultural & General Ins Co 72223 B+
 Ltd
 Isle Of Man

 Contractors Casualty Ltd 11971 NR-5 A-
 Bermuda

New Everest Re Group 84946 A+
 Bermuda

 I.P.C. Group 85317 NR-4 C
 Bermuda

New Iner-Industry Insurnace Co 56362 B+
 Ltd - Cons
 Isle Of Man

New Manufactured Buildings Ins Co 72299 B+
 Lted
 Isle Of Man

 Mutual Indemnity (Barbados) 85819 NR-4 C
 Ltd
 Barbados

 Mutual Indemnity (Bermuda) Ltd 86288 NR-4 C
 Bermuda

 Mutual Indemnity (Dublin) Ltd 86077 NR-4 D
 Ireland

 Mutual Indemnity (U.S.) Ltd 85846 NR-4 C
 Bermuda

 Mutual Indemnity Ltd 85845 NR-4 C
 Bermuda

New Risk Reinsurance Ltd 75069 A
 Cayman Islands
Ratings Under Review

Property/Casualty

Rating Current Previous
Action Company Name & Domicile AMB# Rating Rating

U Alpha Property & Casualty 02634 A+ u A+
 Insurance Co
 US: Wisconsin

U American Country Insurance 02735 C++ u C++
 Company
 US: Illinois

U Charter County Mutual 11055 A+ u A+
 Insurance Company
 US: Texas

U Charter Indemnity Company 10419 A+ u A+
 US: Texas

U Commercial Underwriters 11316 A++ u A++
 Insurance Co
 US: California

U Financial Indemnity Company 00391 A+ u A+
 US: California

U First Mercury Insurance 11883 B++ u B++
 Company
 US: Illinois

U Milwaukee Casualty Insurance 03548 A+ u A+
 Company
 US: Wisconsin

U Milwaukee Mutual Insurance 00640 A+ u A+
 Company
 US: Wisconsin

U Milwaukee Safeguard Insurance 03289 A+ u A+
 Company
 US: Wisconsin

U Newmarket Underwriters 11990 A++ u A++
 Insurance Company
 US: New Hampshire

U Security National Insurance 02522 A+ u A+
 Company
 US: Texas

U Trinity Lloyds Insurance 03569 A+ u A+
 Company
 US: Texas

U Trinity Universal Ins Co of 04778 A+ u A+
 KS, Inc
 US: Kansas

U Trinity Universal Insurance 02523 A+ u A+
 Company
 US: Texas

U Union National Fire Insurance 03199 A+ u A+
 Company
 US: Louisiana

U Unitrin Direct Insurance 11762 A+ u A+
 Company
 US: Illinois

U Unitrin P & C Insurance Grp 00914 A+ u A+
 US: Texas

U Valley Insurance Company 01873 A+ u A+
 US: California

U Valley Property & Casualty 11979 A+ u A+
 Insurance Co
 US: Oregon

Rating Action: (+) or (-) Rating upgraded or downgraded

(New) Assigned initial rating

(u) Rating placed under review
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