JUNE 28, 2016 10:01 AM (EDT)
A.M. Best Places Ratings of Members of the Direct General Group Under Review With Positive Implications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - JUNE 28, 2016 10:01 AM (EDT)
The acquisition is expected to provide DGG with further diversification through increased spread of risk, an enhanced technology system, advanced pricing analytics and a comprehensive reinsurance structure. The agreement has been approved by each entity’s board of directors and is subject to regulatory approval in several states. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016.
A.M. Best anticipates that DGG’s members will continue to operate as separate entities writing non-standard automobile business and low-limit term life insurance products at over 400 owned storefronts in Florida, Tennessee and several other states in the South and Southeast, following regulatory approval. As a result of the transaction, DGG members will join a larger, more diversified insurance group which should result in improved economies of scale, additional distribution of its products through National General’s large independent agency network and financial flexibility, all of which reflect the positive implications of the transaction.
The FSRs of B (Fair) and the ICRs of “bb+” for the following member companies of Direct General Group will remain under review until the close of the transaction, and the conclusion of the A. M. Best’s assessment of its impact on the ratings:
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