Best's rating changes.
This edition of Best's Rating Changes reflects all rating This changes--assignments, changes or placed under review--that occurred for life, health and proper ty/ casualty insurers domiciled in North America, as well as international insurance companies, since this section last appeared in the December 2006 edition of Best's Review.
See page 20 for the current Guide to Best's Financial Strength Ratings or visit the A.M. Best Co. Web site at www.ambest.com/ratings/guide.html for detailed rating definitions. The A.M. Best rating of any company and basic company information also are available free of charge at www.ambest.com/ratings/access.html.
Ratings Chanqed Rating Current Previous Action Company Name & Domicile AMB# Rating Rating Life + Bankers Life of Louisiana 06151 B++ B- US: Louisiana + Central Reserve Life 06203 B++ B+ u Insurance Company US: Ohio + Christian Fidelity Life 06217 B++ B+ Insurance Co US: Texas + Continental General Insurance 07360 B++ B+ u Company US: Nebraska + Empire HealthChoice Assurance 68564 A A- Inc US: New York Financial Benefit Life 09377 NR-5 B+ Insurance Company US: Kansas + Life of the South Insurance 08921 B++ B+ Company US: Georgia - Medical Savings Insurance 07677 B B+ Company US: Indiana Member Service Life 08784 NR-5 A Insurance Company US: Oklahoma NationsBanc Insurance Company 07107 NR-5 A- Inc US: South Carolina + Oxford Life Insurance Company 07890 B++ B+ US: Arizona New Provident American Life & 06932 B++ NR-2 Health Ins Co US: Ohio + Southern Financial Life 60271 B++ B+ Insurance Co US: Kentucky - United HealthCare Insurance 60071 A A+ Co of IL US: Illinois - United HealthCare Insurance 60108 A A+ Co of NY US: New York - United HealthCare Insurance 60046 A A+ Co of OH US: Ohio - United HealthCare Insurance 08290 A A+ Company US: Connecticut Zale Life Insurance Company 07349 B+ B++ US: Arizona HMO + Empire HealthChoice HMO Inc 64368 A A- US: New York MCS Health Management Options 64591 NR-5 C+ pd Inc US: Puerto Rico - Western Dental Services Inc 64651 B++ A- US: California New Western Health Advantage 64577 B C pd US: California Property/Casualty + American Healthcare Indemnity 11856 B+ B Company US: Delaware + American Healthcare Specialty 11855 B+ B Ins Co US: Arkansas New ASI Assurance Corporation 10106 B++ NR-2 US: Florida New Blue Whale Re Ltd. 71170 A- US: Vermont First Commercial Trans and 11104 NR-5 D Prop Ins US: Florida - Health Care Indemnity Inc 03701 B++ A- u US: Colorado + Insurance Company of Prince 87054 B++ B+ Edward Is Canada: Prince Edward Island + Majestic Insurance Company 01723 A- B++ u US: California + Republic Indemnity Company of 00800 A A- America US: California + Republic Indemnity Company of 01856 A A- Calif. US: California + Republic Indemnity Insurance 03012 A A- Pool US: California + SCPIE Companies 18350 B+ B US: California + SCPIE Indemnity Company 11800 B+ B US: California + SGI CANADA Insurance Services 86846 B++ B+ Ltd Canada: Saskatchewan New Triumphe Casualty Company 02810 A NR-3 US: Pennsylvania Valor Insurance Company, 11647 E NR-3 Incorporated US: Montana International Aberdeen Asset Mgmt. Life & 87966 NR-5 B++ pd Pensions Ltd United Kingdom New Asia Capital Reinsurance Group 78461 A- Pte. Ltd. Singapore Bankers Insurance Company 87227 NR-5 B pd Limited United Kingdom - BUPA Insurance Limited 84804 B+ pd B++ pd United Kingdom Canada Life Limited 87449 NR-5 B+ pd United Kingdom New Capital Region Insurance 76202 B+ Company Cayman Islands CGU Underwriting Limited 87290 NR-5 A pd United Kingdom + Combined Life Assurance 84203 A- B++ Company Limited United Kingdom - Co-operative Insurance Society 87801 B pd B+ pd Limited United Kingdom DAS Legal Expenses Insurance 87310 NR-5 B++ pd Company Ltd United Kingdom Europ Assistance Insurance 87338 NR-5 B pd Limited United Kingdom + Friends Provident Life & 84844 B++ pd B+ pd Pensions Ltd United Kingdom + GE Life Limited 87603 B+ pd B pd United Kingdom Gresham Insurance Company 87371 NR-5 A- pd Limited United Kingdom Groupama Insurance Company Ltd 87434 NR-5 B+ pd United Kingdom - Hamilton Insurance Company 86142 B- pd B pd Limited United Kingdom Hermes Assured Limited 87386 NR-5 B- pd United Kingdom New Insurance Company Eurasia JSC 78331 B+ Kazakhstan JPMorgan Life Limited 87411 NR-3 B+ pd United Kingdom Landmark Insurance Company 87416 NR-5 B- pd Limited United Kingdom Legal & General Insurance 87423 NR-5 A- pd Limited United Kingdom Liberty Mutual Insurance 87425 NR-5 A- pd Europe Limited United Kingdom Lincoln Assurance Limited 87429 NR-5 B pd United Kingdom + Liverpool Victoria Life 87516 B- pd C++ pd Company Ltd United Kingdom + London General Insurance 87438 A- B++ Company Ltd United Kingdom Merrill Lynch Pensions Limited 87457 NR-5 B++ pd United Kingdom Metlife Insurance Limited 87308 NR-5 B++ pd United Kingdom Morley Pooled Pensions Limited 87494 NR-5 A- pd United Kingdom Munich Reinsurance Co of 86473 NR-4 A+ Australasia Ltd Australia + National Farmers Union Mutual 85012 A- pd B++ pd Ins Soc United Kingdom + Nationwide Life Limited 87482 A- pd B++ pd United Kingdom + Royal London Mutual Insurance 87567 B++ pd B+ pd Soc Ltd United Kingdom - Royal Scottish Assurance Plc 87569 B+ pd B++ pd United Kingdom Sompo Japan Insurance Co. of 86495 NR-5 B pd Europe United Kingdom Standard Life Assurance 85844 A- pd NR-5 Company 2006 United Kingdom New Tapiola General Mutual Ins Co 83905 A NR-5 Finland New Tapiola General Mutual 85429 A NR-5 Insurance Company Finland Tokio Marine Europe Insurance 85366 NR-5 B++ pd Limited United Kingdom New Twin Bridges (Bermuda) Ltd 76327 A- Bermuda + Wesleyan Assurance Society 87665 B++ pd B+ pd United Kingdom Winterthur Life UK Limited 87287 NR-5 B- pd United Kingdom Zurich International (UK) 86273 NR-5 B++ pd Limited United Kingdom Ratings Under Review Rating Current Previous Action Company Name & Domicile AMB# Rating Rating Life/Health Century Life Assurance Company 09124 B+ u B+ US: Oklahoma HCC Life Insurance Company 09081 A+ u A+ US: Indiana HIP Insurance Company of 08034 B+ u B+ New York US: New York Perico Life Insurance Company 08618 A u A US: Delaware HMO ConnectiCare Inc 68517 B+ u B+ US: Connecticut Health Insurance Pln of 68985 B+ u B+ Greater NY US: New York Property/Casualty American Contractors Indemnity 11019 A u A Company US: California Avemco Insurance Company 00191 A+ u A+ US: Maryland HCC Insurance Company 03833 A u A US: Indiana HCC Insurance Holdings 18421 A+ u A+ US: Texas HCC Specialty Insurance 12531 A+ u A+ Company US: Oklahoma Houston Casualty Company 03286 A+ u A+ US: Texas Lancer Casualty Company 10093 A- u A- US: New Jersey Merchants Insurance Co of 02317 A- u A- NH Inc US: New Hampshire Real State Insurance 73878 A- u A- Corporation US: Hawaii U.S. Specialty Insurance 00747 A+ u A+ Company US: Texas United States Surety Company 12009 A u A US: Maryland International Mapfre Empresas Cia de Seg y 83013 A u A Reas Spain Rating Action: (+) or (-) Rating upgraded or downgraded; (New) Assigned initial rating. (u) Rating under review GUIDE TO BEST'S FINANCIAL STRENGTH RATINGS A Best's Financial Strength Rating is an independent opinion based on a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative evaluation of a company's balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile. Best's Financial Strength Ratings are not a warranty of a company's financial strength and ability to meet its ongoing obligations to policyholders. Financial Strength Ratings A Best's Financial Strength Rating (FSR) is an opinion as to an insurer's financial strength and ability to meet its ongoing obligations to policyholders. Rating Descriptor Secure A++, A+ Superior A, A- Excellent B++, B+ Good Vulnerable B, B- Fair C++, C+ Marginal C, C- Weak D Poor E Under Regulatory Supervision F In Liquidation S Suspended Rating Modifiers "u" Under Review "pd" Public Data "s" Syndicate Affiliation Codes "g" Group "p" Pooled "Y" Reinsured Not Rated Categories (NR) NR-1 Insufficient Data NR-2 Insufficient Size and/or Operating Experience NR-3 Rating Procedure Inapplicable NR-4 Company Request NR-5 Not Formally Followed Best's Financial Strength Ratings are distributed via press release and/or the A.M. Best Web site at www.ambest.com, and are published in the Rating Monitor section of BestWeek[R]. Best's Financial Strength Ratings are proprietary and may not be reproduced without permission. Copyright [c] 2007 by A.M. Best Company, Inc. Version 010207 For more information about A.M. Best Ratings visit www.ambest. com/ratings/about.asp
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