Press Release - DECEMBER 03, 2018
A.M. Best Comments on Credit Ratings of Members of Ohio National Life Group Following Recent Developments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - DECEMBER 03, 2018
In September, the company stopped accepting applications for the purchase of annuity products to focus its resources on its core life insurance and disability income businesses. Subsequently at the end of September, the company announced that it was terminating payments of trail commissions on certain of its variable annuity products. During this time, three members of senior management left the company, including the recently elected president and chief operating officer.
A.M. Best has met with the chairman and the current senior management team to discuss these recent events and evaluate any potential impact to the group’s current ratings. As a result of these discussions, A.M. Best has concluded that these events as described above are not expected to have a meaningful near-term impact on A.M. Best’s view of the credit profile of the Ohio National Life Group. Nevertheless, A.M. Best will monitor the impact of these and any future developments and take any necessary rating actions as warranted.
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