OCTOBER 01, 2019 12:41:48 Eastern Daylight Time

AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to American Transportation Group Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc.

 Christopher Jackson
Financial Analyst
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Brian O’Larte
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Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
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Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
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OLDWICK - OCTOBER 01, 2019 12:41:48 Eastern Daylight Time
AM Best has assigned the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb” to American Transportation Group Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc. (ATGI) (Raleigh, NC). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings reflect ATGI’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as weak, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM).

ATGI’s weak balance sheet assessment reflects the organization’s adequate risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), as of the second quarter of 2019 and its limited financial flexibility and scale of operations.

ATGI’s operating performance is assessed as adequate due to reasonable performance projections according to the organization’s five-year business plan. ATGI’s business profile is assessed as limited, due to product line concentration in commercial automobile liability coverages. Additionally, operations are spread geographically across a wide region of the United States. ATGI’s ERM is assessed as appropriate due to the organization’s evolving risk management framework, stringent underwriting criteria and prospective policyholder assessments that are utilized to identify and retain quality risks.

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020620 American Transportation Group Ins RRG