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JUNE 04, 2021 10:50 AM (EDT)

AM Best Places Credit Ratings of Unified Life Insurance Company Under Review With Negative Implications

 Wayne Kaminski
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Brian Virostek
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Jim Peavy
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OLDWICK - JUNE 04, 2021 10:50 AM (EDT)
AM Best has placed under review with negative implications the Financial Strength Rating of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of bbb+ (Good) of Unified Life Insurance Company (Unified Life) (headquartered in Overland Park, KS).

The Credit Rating (rating) actions reflect a significant deterioration of capital and surplus and risk-adjusted capitalization in the first quarter 2021, driven primarily by the recording of a $5.4 million reserve for a litigation settlement related to its formerly marketed short-term medical product. The ratings will remain under review pending AM Best’s further discussions with management regarding Unified Life’s plan to improve the company’s capital position in the near term.

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060366 Unified Life Insurance Company