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What do am best ratings mean?
While the AM Best rating scale is a simple letter grade, the ratings indicate an enormous amount of information about an insurance company. The AM Best ratings have become a benchmark within the insurance industry and are a key indicator of the financial strength of a carrier. What does AM Best do?
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What does AM Best do?
AM Best is a credit rating agency, and happens to be the oldest one in the world. Founded in 1899, the AM Best credit agency specializes in the insurance industry and only reviews insurance carriers. Fast forward to over 122 years later, the same agency that started with one person in a tiny New York office, has now grown into a global entity.
What are AM Best ratings?
AM Best ratings are based on the carrier’s ability to pay out claims, the amount of debt a carrier holds and the amount of other financial obligations. AM Best completes this analysis by looking at the balance sheet, operating performance, business profile and debt obligations of the insurance company.
How AM Best ratings work
AM Best ratings are determined by a variety of factors, mainly focused on risk and financial management. All information is then compiled to assign a letter grade for creditworthiness and financial stability. Among the wide range of factors, AM Best uses findings from the following:
AM Best financial strength ratings for top providers
Below is a chart featuring AM Best rating information for several national carriers. When you are determining which carrier to purchase a policy from, it is helpful to look at the features and rates it offers as well as consider financial strength.
Why AM Best scores matter
Although the AM Best scores provide a simple method of assessing the financial strength of a carrier, it does not guarantee the carrier can meet all financial obligations. A carrier must pay rating fees to receive the full rating service from AM Best and the process typically takes 11-14 weeks to complete.