OCTOBER 15, 2020 09:06 AM (EDT)

AM Best Revises Outlooks to Positive for Members of AmFed Insurance Group

 Robert Valenta
Senior Financial Analyst
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Raymond Thomson, CPCU, ARe, ARM
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Christopher Sharkey
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Jim Peavy
Director, Communications
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OLDWICK - OCTOBER 15, 2020 09:06 AM (EDT)
AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of AmFed National Insurance Company and its 100% reinsured subsidiaries, AmFed Casualty Insurance Company and AmFed Advantage Insurance Company, collectively referred to as AmFed Insurance Group (AmFed). All companies are domiciled in Ridgeland, MS.

The ratings reflect AmFed’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The positive outlooks reflect AmFed’s favorable operating performance in recent years driven by the strength of its existing books of business and consistently favorable reserve development. These trends have been consistent since AmFed’s acquisition by Builders and Contractors Associations of Mississippi Self Insurer’s Trust, whose self-insurance trust liabilities were transferred to AmFed effective July 1, 2014. The expectation is for a continued trend of operating performance metrics, which outperform the industry composite, while maintaining very strong balance sheet strength, supported by risk-adjusted capitalization assessed at the strongest level, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR).

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