Best’s News & Research Service - July 14, 2022 09:14 AM (EDT)
AM Best Maintains Under Review Status for Credit Ratings of Civil Service Employees Insurance Co and CSE Safeguard Insurance Co
- July 14, 2022 09:14 AM (EDT)
Oldwick //BestWire// - AM Best has maintained the under review with developing implications status for the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “bbb-” (Good) of Civil Service Employees Insurance Company and CSE Safeguard Insurance Company, which together comprise CSE Insurance Group (CSE Group) (domiciled in Walnut Creek, CA).
CSE Group’s Credit Ratings (ratings) were placed under review with developing implications on Sept. 16, 2021, following the announcement that Société de Groupe d’Assurance Mutuelle Covéa (Covéa) entered into a definitive agreement to sell CSE Group to Porch Group, Inc., a Seattle-based publicly traded, vertical software and insurtech company. Although the sale was expected to close in the second quarter of 2022, this transaction is still pending regulatory approval. The ratings will remain under review until all approvals are finalized, the transaction closes and AM Best evaluates the overall impact.
The developing implications status reflects AM Best’s need to further assess the strategic plans of the new parent following further discussions with the company. The AM Best analytical team will continue to monitor the course of this transaction, as well as CSE Group’s rating fundamentals, until the transaction closes, and will provide updates if conditions warrant.
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