OCTOBER 08, 2020 10:24 AM (EDT)

AM Best Revises Outlooks to Positive for Agency Insurance Company of Maryland, Inc.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OLDWICK - OCTOBER 08, 2020 10:24 AM (EDT)
AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb+” of Agency Insurance Company of Maryland, Inc. (AIC) (Hanover, MD).

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

The revised outlooks reflect the results of favorable trends in AIC’s balance sheet strength. This is due to continued improvements in policyholder surplus levels, leverage ratios and risk-adjusted capitalization. Overall, risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), is assessed as strongest. AIC has seen substantial growth in net premiums written (NPW) in prior years, with growth starting to slow down in more recent years. Due to the company’s profitability and strong operating performance metrics, coupled with a slowdown in NPW, AIC has grown surplus at a rate that has outpaced NPW growth in more recent years. This has improved the company’s leverage ratios and risk-adjusted capitalization consistently.

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010792 Agency Insurance Co of Maryland, Inc.