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MARCH 31, 2021 03:25 PM (EDT)

AM Best Revises Outlooks to Stable for Members of Farm Bureau of Idaho Group

 Angelo Lozano
Senior Financial Analyst
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Joseph Burtone
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Christopher Sharkey
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Jim Peavy
Director, Communications
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OLDWICK - MARCH 31, 2021 03:25 PM (EDT)
AM Best has revised outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho and its indirect subsidiary, Western Community Insurance Company, collectively referred to as Farm Bureau of Idaho Group (Farm Bureau of Idaho). All companies are domiciled in Pocatello, ID.

These Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect Farm Bureau of Idaho’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its marginal operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM).

The revision of the outlooks to stable is in response to the group’s improved exposure and risk management as reflected in favorable underwriting performance and operating profitability over the past several years. In addition, management changes, rate increases, claims restructuring and additional purchase of top layer reinsurance based on better modeled data have all contributed to a more comprehensive and effective ERM program.

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