Press Release - JULY 11, 2018

A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Stable for Southern General Insurance Company

 Janet Hernandez
Senior Financial Analyst
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Joseph Burtone
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Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
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Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
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OLDWICK - JULY 11, 2018
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B- (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bb-” of Southern General Insurance Company (SGIC) (Marietta, GA).

The Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect SGIC’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as adequate, as well as its weak operating performance, limited business profile and marginal enterprise risk management.

The stable outlooks reflect the improvement in operating performance resulting from underwriting initiatives implemented to improve rate adequacy. Risk-adjusted capitalization is assessed as adequate; however, leverage measures have improved in recent periods, as policyholder surplus has increased at a faster pace relative to premiums. Partially offsetting rating factors include unfavorable reserve development and SGIC’s limited scale of operations. The company’s business profile is limited due to its product offering and geographic concentration.

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AMB# Company Name
003836 Southern General Insurance Company