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Ratings Changed Rating Current Previous Action Company Name 7 Domicile AMB# Rating Rating Life/Health Annuity & Life Reassurance 06281 C+ B- u America Inc US: Connecticut Annuity & Life Reassurance 06281 NR-4 C+ America Inc US: Connecticut - Baltimore Life Insurance Company 06143 B+ B++ US: Maryland - Christian Fidelity life Insurance 06217 C+ u B u Co US: Texas First Continental Life & Accident 06557 NR-5 C Ins Co US: Utah - IL Annuity and Insurance Company 07407 A- A US: Kansas Life of Maryland Inc 09056 NR-3 B++ US: Maryland + Mutual Service Life 06755 A- B++ Insurance Company US: Minnesota - National Health Insurance Company 08392 C u B u US: Texas - North American Insurance Company 60015 C+ u B u US: Wisconsin - North Carolina Mutual Life 06835 B+ B++ Insurance Co US: North Carolina Old Line Life Ins Co of America 06859 NR-5 A+ US: Wisconsin - Oxford Life Insurance Company 07890 C+ u B u US: Arizona - Philanthropic Mutual Life Ins Co 06920 B B+ US: Pennsylvania + Sierra Health & Life Insurance Co 07370 B+ B Inc US: California Transamerica Life Insurance Co of 60018 NR-3 A+ NY US: New York HMO + ADVANTAGE Health Solutions Inc 64624 C+ pd C pd US: Indiana + Alliance for Community Health 64179 B pd B- pd US: Missouri - AMERIGROUP Texas Inc 64238 C+ pd C++ pd US: Texas Ameritas Managed Dental Plan Inc 68921 NR-5 A US: California - Arnett HMO Inc 64262 B pd B+ pd US: Indiana - Cape Health Plan Inc 64490 C++ pd B- pd US: Michigan Capital Community Health Plan 64613 NR-5 C++ pd US: District Of Columbia Community Care Behavioral Health 64549 NR-3 C++ pd US: Pennsylvania New Community Choice Michigan 64042 E C++ pd US: Michigan ConnectiCare of Massachusetts 64464 B pd NR-5 US: Massachusetts - Coordinated Care Corporation IN Inc 64266 C+ pd B- pd US: Indiana - Cox Health System HMO 64421 C+ pd C++ pd US: Missouri Dominion Dental Services Inc 64638 NR-5 B- pd US: Virginia + Driscoll Children's Health Plan 64519 B pd B- pd US: Texas ECCA Managed Vision Care Inc 64517 NR-5 B- pd US: Texas Educators Health Care 68603 B+ pd NR-5 US: Utah Flagship Health Systems Inc 68631 NR-5 C+ pd US: New Jersey - Geisinger Health Plan 68588 C++ pd B pd US: Pennsylvania - Great Lakes Health Plan Inc 64439 D pd C+ pd US: Michigan Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc 68973 B pd NR-3 US: Massachusetts Harvard Pilgrim Hlth Care of New 64342 NR-5 E Eng US: Massachusetts + Health Plan of Michigan 64615 B pd B- pd US: Michigan + Health Plan of Nevada Inc 68619 B+ B US: Nevada Health Plus of Louisiana Inc 64279 NR-5 B- pd US: Louisiana Health Right Inc 64611 B pd NR-5 US: District Of Columbia + Healthcare Inc 64406 B- pd C++ pd US: Georgia Healthplan Southeast Inc 64108 NR-5 C- pd US: Florida - HealthPlus of Michigan Inc 68555 C++ pd B- pd US: Michigan - HealthSpring Inc 6430 C+ pd C++ pd US: Tennessee - Hometown Health Plan 64235 C++ pd B- pd US: Nevada + Independent Health Association 64343 B pd B - pd US: New York Kapi olani Health Hawaii 64432 NR-5 C ++ pd US: Hawaii + Managed Health Services 64205 C ++ pd C + pd Insurance Corp US: Wisconsin Mayo Health Plan Inc 64609 NR-5 C + pd US: Florida + McLaren Health Plan Inc 64616 B pd B - pd US: Michigan MedSpan Health Options Inc 64317 NR-3 B ++ US: Connecticut Molina Healthcare of Michigan 64685 C ++ pd NR-5 Inc US: Michigan + Mount Carmel Health Plan Inc 64112 C ++ pd C + pd US: Ohio National Pacific Dental Inc 68837 NR-5 B - pd US: Texas - Neighborhood Health Plan Inc 68744 C + pd C ++ pd US: Massachusetts - Parkland Community Health 64461 C pd C ++ pd Plan Inc US: Texas New Physicians Health PI of 68743 B B - pd Northern IN Inc US: Indiana PrimeHealth of Alabama Inc 64256 NB-5 C pd US: Alabama Professional Dental Plan Inc 65735 NB-5 D pd US: Wisconsin New Providence Health Plan 66651 B ++ C ++ pd US: Oregon San Luis Valley HMO Inc 68945 B - pd NR-2 US: Colorado + Security Health Plan of 64207 B - pd C ++ pd Wisconsin Inc US: Wisconsin SelectCare HMO Inc 68693 NR-5 C pd US: Michigan - SHA L L C 60114 C + pd C ++ pd US: Texas - South Dakota State Medical 68969 B - pd B pd Holding Co US: South Dakota Superior Health Plan Inc 64457 C - pd NR-5 US: Texas - Three Rivers Health Plans Inc 64104 B - pd B pd US: Pennsylvania UnitedHlthcare of Upstate NY 68844 NR-5 A Inc US: New York + University Health Care Inc 64408 C + pd C pd US: Kentucky ValueOptions of Texas Inc 64514 NR-5 C - pd US: Texas + Vermont Health Plan LLC 64124 B + pd B pd US: Vermont Vision Plan of America 68816 NR-5 C pd US: California - Welborn Clinic 64272 C pd C + pd US: Indiana Willamette Dental of Idaho Inc 64402 NR-5 C + pd US: Idaho Property/Casualty - A.I.M. Mutual Insurance 18555 A - A Compannies US: Massachusetts + ACUITY A Mutual Insurance 00468 A + A Company US: Wisconsin + ACUITY Group 00461 A + A US: Wisconsin + American Independent Insurance 04969 B + C ++ Company US: Pennsylvania - American Manufacturers Mutual 02273 C ++ B u Ins Co US: Illinois - American Motorists Insurance 02274 C ++ B u Company US: Illinois - American Protection Insurance 02275 C ++ B u Company US: Illinois + Andover Companies 00166 A + A US: Massachusetts - Anglo Canada General Insurance 85705 A - A Company Canada: Ontario - Associated Employers Insurance 12463 A - A Company US: Massachusetts - Associated Industries of MA 11041 A - A Mut Ins Co US: Massachusetts - AXA Insurance (Canada) 86239 A - A Canada: Ontario - Bankers Independent Insurance 00200 B B + Company US: Maryland + Bay State Insurance Company 02053 A + A US: Massachusetts + Cambridge Mutual Fire 02054 A + A Insurance Company US: Massachusetts + Discovery Insurance Company 11631 C ++ C + US: North Carolina - Eagle Insurance Group (WA) 18007 B u B + u US: Washington - Eagle Pacific Insurance 03803 B u B + u Company US: Washington + Endurance Beinsurance Corp of 12559 A A - America US: New York - Enumclaw Insurance Group 18586 A - A US: Washington - Enumclaw Property & Casualty 12511 A - A Inc Co US: Washington + Farm Credit System Assn 55016 A A - Captive Ins Co US: Colorado + Finger Lakes Fire and Casualty 10695 A A - Company US: New York GreatLand Insurance Company 12330 NR-3 B u US: Ohio + Greatway Insurance Company 00218 A + A US: Wisconsin New Hanover Fire and Casualty 10847 B + NR-2 Insurance Co US: Pennsylvania Harleysville-Garden State 11244 NR-3 A - Insurance Co US: New Jersey Independence Indemnity 12243 NR-5 E Insurance Company US: Kansas - Insurance Corporation of 86579 A - A Newfoundland Canada: Newfoundland - Kemper Casualty Insurance 12301 C ++ B u Company US: Illinois - Kemper Commercial Insurance 12291 C ++ B u Company US: Illinois - Kemper Employers Insurance 11755 C ++ B u Company US: Illinois - Kemper Indemnity Insurance 12183 C ++ B u Company US: Illinois - Kemper Insurance Companies 04427 C ++ B u US: Illinois - Kemper Lloyds Insurance 01759 C ++ B u Company US: Texas - Kemper Surplus lines Insurance 12229 C++ B u Company US: Illinois New Lawyers Mutual of North Carolina 18599 A Group US: North Carolina - Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company 02279 C++ B u US: Illinois + Mapfre Insurance Company of Florida 10805 B++ B+ US: Florida + Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance 02055 A+ A Company US: Massachusetts - Millers Insurance Company 00635 F D US: Texas - Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance 00374 A- A Company US: Washington - Narragansett Bay Insurance Company 01750 E B- u US: Rhode Island - North American Fire & Casualty 11685 C B u Ins Co US: Louisiana - Pacific Eagle Insurance Company 10627 B u B+ u US: California - Pacific Indemnity Insurance Company 11448 B+ B++ US: Guam Pawtucket Mutual Group 05665 NR-5 B- u US: Rhode Island - Pawtucket Mutual Insurance Company 00755 E B- u US: Rhode Island - Republic Western Insurance Company 03597 C B u US: Arizona - Republic Western Insurance Group 18443 C B u US: Nevada New Response Indemnity Company 12032 B++ NR-2 US: New York New Response Indemnity Company of 12149 B++ NR-2 California US: California New Response Indemnity Company of 12386 B++ NR-2 Delaware US: Delaware New Response Insurance Company 11946 B++ NR-2 US: Delaware New Response Insurance Company of 12385 B++ NR-2 America US: District Of Columbia New Response Insurance Group 18616 B++ US: Delaware RidgeLand Insurance Company 12331 NR-3 B u US: Ohio - Security Indemnity Insurance 10420 D C Company US: New Jersey - Specialty National Insurance 12302 C++ B u Company US: Illinois - Specialty Surplus Insurance Company 12349 C++ B u US: Illinois New State Auto Florida Insurance 12556 A+ Company US: Florida + Sterling Casualty Insurance Company 01720 C D US: California + Stonington Insurance Company 00175 A B+ US: Texas New Stonington Uoyds Insurance Company 12577 A US: Texas New Warner Insurance Group 18615 B++ US: Illinois - Worldwide Direct Auto Insurance 03045 B++ A u Company US: Ohio - Worldwide Insurance Company 00609 B++ A u US: Ohio International Acc Comp Corp-Employers' Acct 84889 NR-3 A+ New Zealand Annuity and Life Reassurance, Ltd 86698 NR-4 C+ Bermuda + Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd 84835 A A- Bermuda + Endurance Worldwide Insurance 83234 A A- Limited United Kingdom New Lantana Insurance Ltd 75594 A Bermuda + Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd 84809 A A- Bermuda - National Warranty Ins RRG 11609 B u B++ Cayman Islands New SCHWARZMEER UND OSTSEE Versicherungs AG 84710 B++ NR-5 Germany - Underwriter Insurance Company 87115 B+ B++ Limited United Kingdom Ratings Under Review Rating Current Previous Action Company Name 7 Domicile AMB# Rating Rating Life/Health U Federal Kemper Life Assurance 06376 A u A Company US: Illinois U Fidelity Lf Assn A Mut Legal 06386 A u A Reserve Co US: Illinois U Kemper Investors Life Insurance 06225 A u A Company US: Illinois U Liberty Bankers Life Insurance 07011 B+ u B+ Company US: Iowa U Zurich Life Insurance Co of 60360 A u A New York US: New York U Zurich Life Insurance Company of 07266 A u A America US: Illinois Property/Casualty U Gerling Canada Insurance Company 85749 A- u A- Canada: Ontario U Palisades Group 18426 B++ B++ US: New Jersey U Palisades Safety and Insurance 11380 B++ B++ Assn US: New Jersey U Prudential Commercial Ins Co of NJ 12230 A- u A- US: New Jersey U Prudential General Ins Co of NJ 12231 A- u A- US: New Jersey U Prudential P & C Insurance Co of NJ 00710 A- u A- US: New Jersey U Prudential Property & Cas NJ Grp 18501 A- u A- US: New Jersey Rating Action: (+) or (-) Rating upgraded or downgraded; (New) Assigned initial rating; (u) Rating placed under review
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