OLDWICK, N.J., December 03, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AM Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "bb+" (Fair) for Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company and American European Insurance Company, which operate an intercompany reinsurance pooling agreement, and are collectively known as AEIG or the group. Both companies are headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ.
These Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect AEIG’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as adequate, as well as its marginal operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.
The positive outlooks reflect improvements in the group’s balance sheet strength in recent years, including a material increase in the level of risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR).
Positive rating action may occur with continued improvements to factors favorably impacting AEIG’s balance sheet strength. Negative rating action may occur if a sudden large or catastrophe loss event materially hinders its risk-adjusted capitalization. Negative rating action may also occur if there is a deterioration in AEIG’s underwriting results or operating performance.
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