AM Best Affirms Stable Outlook for GuideOne

AM Best, the largest credit rating agency in the world specializing in the insurance industry, recently affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of the GuideOne Insurance Companies. The outlook of these ratings is stable.

The Best’s Company Report, from July 5, 2022, highlights that “the management team responded to the poor underwriting results in previous years and took quick actions to de-leverage the balance sheet, reduce volatility and restore surplus.”

Additionally, “the stable outlooks reflect the expectation that [GuideOne] will maintain its overall balance sheet assessment, supported by risk-adjusted capitalization at the strongest level, while ongoing strategic initiatives implemented by management will stabilize volatility in operating results over the intermediate term.”

“This report shows indicators that we are building the strength of our underwriting skills, which will remain our focus over the coming years,” said Bernie Hengesbaugh, president and chief executive officer at GuideOne. “From this point forward, we are committed to being distinguished by our underwriting excellence, allowing us to deliver stronger products, intellectual capital and risk insights to our customers.”


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