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AM Best Revises Outlooks to Positive for National American Insurance Company

August 19, 2021 GMT

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 19, 2021--

AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” (Excellent) of National American Insurance Company (NAICO) (Chandler, OK).

The ratings reflect NAICO’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The revision of the outlooks to positive is based on the company’s consistent positive underwriting results over a 10-year time period, aided by a pure loss ratio that exceeds the industry composite average by over 10 percentage points, which is partially offset by an elevated underwriting expense ratio. Furthermore, the company has reported profitable pre-tax operating return measures that are either comparable or outperformed its industry composite averages on a five- and 10-year average basis, as well as growing net investment income generated over the past five years, reflective of steady growth in the invested asset base driven by positive operating cash flows. The positive underwriting performance can be attributed to management’s implementation of loss control mechanisms that are allowing the company to remain selective in terms of underwriting new accounts, along with management’s conservative approach to the marketplace as evidenced by a willingness to release unprofitable accounts.

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AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. For more information, visit www.ambest.com.

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CONTACT: Adib Nassery

Senior Financial Analyst

+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5205

adib.nassery@ambest.com

Brian O’Larte

Director

+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5138

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Director, Communications

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KEYWORD: EUROPE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INSURANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

SOURCE: AM Best

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