AM Greatest Downgrades Credit score Rankings of Bankers Insurance coverage Group's Members – Enterprise Wire

August 17, 2022 By admin

OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Greatest has downgraded the Monetary Power Ranking to B+ (Good) from B++ (Good) and the Lengthy-Time period Issuer Credit score Rankings to “bbb-” (Good) from “bbb” (Good) of the members of Bankers Insurance coverage Group (Bankers). The group’s members are Bankers Insurance coverage Firm (St. Petersburg, FL) and its property/casualty subsidiaries, Bankers Specialty Insurance coverage Firm (Metairie, LA) and First Group Insurance coverage Firm (St. Petersburg, FL). The outlook of those Credit score Rankings (scores) is damaging.
The scores mirror Bankers’ steadiness sheet power, which AM Greatest assesses as sturdy, in addition to its marginal working efficiency, restricted enterprise profile and acceptable enterprise threat administration (ERM).
The downgrade of Bankers’ scores displays ongoing surplus deterioration and continued challenges in reserve growth. Bankers has reported surplus declines in 4 of the final 5 years resulting from elevated underwriting losses. This development has continued with further declines in surplus by the primary half of 2022. Reserves, which proceed to develop adversely, have been influenced in more-recent years by widespread inflation pressures within the householders line of enterprise. Runoff strains, which beforehand had been driving opposed growth, have begun to development favorably resulting from years of reserves strengthening and a decline in exposures given their runoff standing.
The damaging outlooks are based mostly on the aforementioned points producing concern concerning the efficacy of Bankers’ ERM program towards present and rising dangers. Bankers offers private property protection in Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina, all of which exposes the group to extreme climate occasions related to coastal states. Social inflation pressures, significantly in Florida, and considerably rising reinsurance prices have challenged the group’s efficiency. Administration has responded by implementing numerous corrective actions, together with nonrenewal of problematic dangers and a strategic exit of private strains in Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina. The exit from these segments could stabilize outcomes because the householders line is driving a lot of the volatility seen over the previous 5 years resulting from growing storm frequency and severity. Prospectively, Bankers is trying to deal with business dangers and surety (i.e., bail bonds), as each have produced satisfactory outcomes for the group previously. Whereas these initiatives could favorably influence the danger profile and stabilize outcomes, the last word effectiveness of those efforts and their influence on capital and working efficiency stay unsure.
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Josie Novak
Monetary Analyst
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Richard Attanasio
Senior Director
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Christopher Sharkey
Supervisor, Public Relations
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Jeff Mango
Managing Director,
Technique & Communications
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Josie Novak
Monetary Analyst
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5242
[email protected]
Richard Attanasio
Senior Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5432
[email protected]
Christopher Sharkey
Supervisor, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
[email protected]
Jeff Mango
Managing Director,
Technique & Communications
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5204
[email protected]

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