Best's rating changes. (Ratings).
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Ratings Changed Rating Current Previous Action Company Name & Domicile AMB# Rating Rating Life All American Life 06015 NR-5 A+ Insurance Company US: Illinois + Allmerica Financial 08491 B- C++ u Life Ins & Ann Co US: Massachusetts American Franklin Life 09061 NR-5 A+ Insurance Co US: Illinois American General Life 06898 NR-5 A+ Insurance Co of NY US: New York American General Life 07024 NR-5 A+ Insurance Co of PA US: Pennsylvania American Slovenian 09876 NR-5 B+ Catholic Union US: Illinois - Colonial Life & 06238 A- u A u Accident Insurance Co US: South Carolina Croatian Fraternal Union 06298 NR-5 B- of America US: Pennsylvania - Educators Mutual Life 06325 B++ A- Insurance Company US: Pennsylvania - Erie Family Life 07276 A A+ Insurance Company US: Pennsylvania + First Allmerica Financial 07086 B- C++ u Life Ins Co US: Massachusetts - First Unum Life Insurance 06514 A- u A u Company US: New York Franklin Life Insurance 06430 NR-5 A+ Company US: Illinois - Kanawha Insurance Company 06604 A- A US: South Carolina Medco Containment Insurance 10747 NR-3 A- Co of NY US: New York Order of Sons of Hermann 68030 NR-5 B+ in TX US: Texas - Paul Revere Life Insurance 06899 A- u A u Company US: Massachusetts - Paul Revere Variable 06900 A- u A u Annuity Ins Co US: Massachusetts - Provident Life and Accident 06968 A- u A u Insurance Co US: Tennessee - Provident Life and Casualty 06969 A- u A u Insurance Co US: Tennessee - Sage Life Assurance of 09059 B++ u A- America Inc US: Delaware New Securian Life Insurance Company 09064 A+ NR-5 US: Minnesota - Unum Life Insurance Company 06256 A- u A u of America US: Maine Western Fraternal Life 07225 NR-5 B++ Association US: Iowa Health Maintenance Organization + Altius Health Plans 68616 C pd C-pd US: Utah Avera Health Plans Inc 64515 C++ pd NR-5 US: South Dakota Beacon Health Plans Inc 64113 NR-5 C-pd US: Florida + Cariten Health Plan Inc 64425 B pd B- pd US: Tennessee + Carolina Care Plan Inc 68944 B pd B- pd US: South Carolina + ConnectiCare Inc 68517 B+ pd B pd US: Connecticut + County of Los Angeles 68680 C+ pd C pd US: California FirstCarolinaCare Inc 64268 B pd NR-5 US: North Carolina Free State Health Plan Inc 68845 NR-5 C+ pd US: Maryland + Good Health HMO Inc 68956 B pd B- pd US: Missouri - Group Health Cooperative 64044 B- pd B pd of Puget Sound US: Washington Medical Center Health Plan 64185 NR-5 C pd US: Missouri + OPTIMA Health Plan 68821 B- pd C++ pd US: Virginia + PHN-HMO Inc 64295 C pd C- pd US: Maryland - Preferred Plus of Kansas Inc 68937 C++ pd B pd US: Kansas San Francisco Health Plan 64582 B pd NR-5 US: California Scan Health Plan 60187 C pd NR-5 US: California + Sentara Health Plans Inc 68940 B+ pd B pd US: Virginia - SummaCare Inc 60143 B-pd B pd US: Ohio Property/ Casualty - Allianz Insurance Company 00407 A A+ US: California - Allianz Insurance Group 03887 A A+ US: California - Allianz Underwriters 02618 A A+ Insurance Company US: California + American Compensation 11419 B B- Insurance Company US: Minnesota New American Freedom Insurance 12271 B+ NR-1 Company US: Illinois + American Hallmark Insurance 01728 B- C+ Co of TX US: Texas - Argus Fire & Casualty 11757 C+ B- Insurance Company US: Florida New ASure Worldwide Insurance 12555 A+ Company US: Michigan California Insurance Company 02637 NR-5 A- US: California - CBIA Comp. Services, Inc. 75458 B B+ US: Connecticut + Cities and Villages 10661 A A- Mutual Insurance Co US: Wisconsin - Colorado Farm Bureau 00278 B++ A- Mutual Insurance Co US: Colorado - Commercial Casualty 11059 C- B u Insurance Co of NC US: North Carolina Comstock Insurance Company 02590 NR-5 E US: California - Danielson Insurance Company 11350 B B++ US: California - Danielson National Insurance 11351 B B++ Company US: California - Delta Insurance Services Group 18433 C- B u US: Georgia - DHC Group 18227 B B++ US: California Empire Insurance Group 18152 NR-5 F US: New York - Erie Insurance Company 04272 A+ A++ US: Pennsylvania - Erie Insurance Company of 02890 A+ A++ New York US: New York - Erie Insurance Exchange 00348 A+ A++ US: Pennsylvania - Erie Insurance Group 04283 A+ A++ US: Pennsylvania - Erie Insurance Property 11406 A+ A++ & Casualty Co US: Pennsylvania - Farmers Mutual Insurance 03523 E B- Company (WV) US: West Virginia + First Guard Insurance 12082 A- B++ Company US: Arizona New First Sealord Surety, Inc. 12586 A- US: Pennsylvania - Flagship City Insurance 11314 A+ A++ Company US: Pennsylvania - Georgia Mutual Insurance 04051 C- B u A Stock Company US: Georgia + Gramercy Insurance Company 02722 B+ B US: Texas Grange Mutual Insurance 00423 NR-5 A Company (NH) US: New Hampshire Gulf Guaranty Insurance Company 11128 NR-4 B+ US: Mississippi - Hereford Insurance Company 02494 C+ B- US: New York - ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company 03757 B+ B++ US: Illinois Midwest Casualty Insurance 11223 NR-5 B- Company US: North Dakota Mountbatten Surety Company, Inc 11472 NR-5 A US: Pennsylvania - National American Insurance 03105 B B++ Co of CA US: California New National Continental Insurance 00547 A NR-3 Company US: New York + Phoenix Indemnity Insurance 10612 B- D u Company US: Arizona New Producers Agriculture 12485 B++ NR-3 Insurance Company US: Texas New Producers Agriculture 18575 B++ Insurance Group US: Texas New Producers Lloyds Insurance 02729 B++ NR-3 Company US: Texas New Safe Insurance Company 11614 B+ NR-5 US: West Virginia St Paul Insurance Company 04871 NR-5 A of IL US: Illinois St Paul Property & Casualty 01702 NR-5 A Insurance Co US: Nebraska Trenwick America Reinsurance 03747 NR-4 C u Corporation US: Connecticut Unisource Insurance Company 11102 NR-5 F US: Florida - United Automobile 10781 C+ B- Insurance Company US: Florida - United Automobile 18415 C+ B- Insurance Group US: Florida New Unitrin Advantage Insurance 12163 A NR-3 Company US: New York + Wisconsin Municipal Mutual 10683 A A- Insurance Co US: Wisconsin International - AGF Group 85129 A+ A++ u France - Underwriter Insurance 87115 B++ A- u Company Limited United Kingdom Rating Action: (+) or (-) Rating upgraded or downgraded; (New) Assigned initial rating; (u) Rating placed under review Ratings Under Review Life/Health Rating Current Action Company Name & Domicile AMB# Rating U Allianz Life Insurance Co of NA 06830 A+ u US: Minnesota U Allianz Life Insurance Co of New 09417 A+ u York US: New York U GuideOne Life Insurance Company 06945 A- u US: Iowa U Hannover Life Reassurance Co of 68031 A u America US: Florida Property/Casualty U Insurance Corporation of 02643 A+ u Hannover US: Illinois International U E+S Reinsurance (Ireland) Ltd 86580 A+ u Ireland U E+S Rueckversicherungs-AG 85064 A+ u Germany U Hannover Life Reassurance 84133 A+ u (Ireland) Ltd Ireland U Hannover Reinsurance (Ireland) 86581 A+ u Limited Ireland U Hannover Rueckversicherungs-AG 84092 A+ u Germany U Hannover Rueckversicherungs-AG 85070 A+ u Germany U HDI Haftpflichtverband Deutsch 85068 A+ u Industrie Germany U HDI Reinsurance (Ireland) 86922 A+ u Limited Ireland Rating Previous Action Company Name & Domicile Rating U Allianz Life Insurance Co of NA A+ US: Minnesota U Allianz Life Insurance Co of New A+ York US: New York U GuideOne Life Insurance Company A- US: Iowa U Hannover Life Reassurance Co of A America US: Florida Property/Casualty U Insurance Corporation of A+ Hannover US: Illinois International U E+S Reinsurance (Ireland) Ltd A+ Ireland U E+S Rueckversicherungs-AG A+ Germany U Hannover Life Reassurance A+ (Ireland) Ltd Ireland U Hannover Reinsurance (Ireland) A+ Limited Ireland U Hannover Rueckversicherungs-AG A+ Germany U Hannover Rueckversicherungs-AG A+ Germany U HDI Haftpflichtverband Deutsch A+ Industrie Germany U HDI Reinsurance (Ireland) A+ Limited Ireland Rating Action: (+) or (-) Rating upgraded or downgraded (New) Assigned initial rating (u) Rating placed under review
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