MARCH 01, 2018 01:55 PM (EST)
A.M. Best Withdraws Credit Ratings of Members of Health Net Group
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - MARCH 01, 2018 01:55 PM (EST)
The ratings affirmations reflect the Health Net Group’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as adequate, as well as its marginal operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. Health Net Group’s operating results have improved materially since it was acquired by Centene Corporation (Centene) in 2016. Health Net Group reported large operating losses in 2015 and 2016; however, results improved substantially through third quarter of 2017. Additionally, through the explicit capital support of Centene, Health Net Group’s risk-adjusted capitalization has been maintained at an adequate level. Health Net Group provides geographic diversity to Centene with its solid market presence in California, complemented by material enrollment in Oregon and Arizona.
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