Best’s News & Research Service - June 01, 2023 09:28 AM (EDT)
AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to GEICO Texas County Mutual Insurance Company
- June 01, 2023 09:28 AM (EDT)
Oldwick //BestWire// - AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A++ (Superior) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “aaa” (Exceptional) to GEICO Texas County Mutual Insurance Company (GTCMIC) (Richardson, TX). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. GTCMIC is a newly added member of the Government Employees Group (GEICO).
The ratings reflect GTCMIC’s inclusion as a member of GEICO, with a consolidated balance sheet strength that AM Best assesses as strongest, as well as its strong operating performance, very favorable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.
GTCMIC’s inclusion as a member of GEICO is based on its full integration into Government Employees Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of GEICO Corporation, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc [NYSE: BRKa and BRKb]. In addition, GTCMIC is managed and receives explicit and implicit support from GEICO. The company was purchased by GEICO in 2021 with the goal to start writing its own business through managing general agents (MGAs). Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the company entered into a quota share agreement with Government Employees Insurance Company. Management’s plan is to continue underwriting through affiliated MGAs and then cede the business to GEICO. GTCMIC writes a portion of GEICO’s auto business but all direct business in this company will be written through MGAs. Texas is the only state where GEICO employs the use of MGAs.
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