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JUNE 03, 2021 09:06 AM (EDT)

AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Westfield Specialty Insurance Company


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OLDWICK - JUNE 03, 2021 09:06 AM (EDT)
AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a+” (Excellent) to Westfield Specialty Insurance Company (Westfield Specialty). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. This company is a newly added member of Westfield Group (Westfield). All members are wholly owned subsidiaries of Ohio Farmers Insurance Company (Ohio Farmers), the ultimate parent.

The ratings reflect Westfield Specialty’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strongest, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. The ratings of the members of Ohio Farmers are being extended to Westfield Specialty given the explicit support provided through a pooling arrangement. The operations of the new subsidiary are fully integrated with the other pooled members of the group. Westfield Specialty will provide flexible nonstandard product underwriting opportunities to new and existing commercial customers.

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