Best's rating

Best's rating

A rating A.M. Best Co. assigns to insurance companies based on the company's ability to meet its obligations to its policyholders.

Best's Rating

A measure of the credit quality of an insurance company. That is, the rating measures an insurance company's ability to pay claims that might be made. Best's ratings can be between A and F, with A being the highest rating. Best's ratings have historically been issued for insurance companies exclusively, but, more recently, they have been applied to a few small banks. They are issued by the A.M. Best Company.
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Best assigns to insurance related organizations one of two types of rating opinions, a Best's Rating (A++ to F) or a Financial Performance Rating (9 to 1).
Best's rating methodologies as well as the benefits associated with having a Best's Rating.
Qualified (q) Rating Modifiers may be assigned to Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Canadian insurers and UK insurers that meet the minimum size and operating experience requirements for a Best's Rating but do not subscribe to our interactive rating process.
This summary of Best's Rating Changes lists life/health, property/casualty and international insurers, as well as health maintenance organizations, that had ratings assigned, changed or placed under review since this section last appeared in the November 2000 edition of Best's Review.
To request information on obtaining a Best's Rating, please call (908) 439-2200, ext.
Best assigns to insurance related organizations one of two types of rating opinions a Best's Rating (A++ to F) or a Financial Performance Rating (9 to 1).
Qualified (q) Rating Modifiers may be assigned to Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Canadian insurers and U insurers that meet the minimum size and operating experience requirements for a Best's Rating but do not subscribe to our interactive rating process.
Best's rating opinion on a bank, its parent holding company and other affiliated banking entities as may be necessary as part of A.
Best assigns to insurance companies one of three types of rating opinions, a Best's Rating (A++ to F), a Financial Performance Rating (9 to 1), or a Qualified Rating (A++ to F denoted with a "q" subscript).
Attendees can also speak with representatives at the meeting about the value of obtaining a Best's Rating, an internationally recognized benchmark for insurers' financial strength.
6-8 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City, to learn about the advantages associated with having a Best's Rating.
For Best's Ratings, an overview of the rating process and rating methodologies, please visit www.