Past Sins, Weak Economy Extend Long-Term Care Writers' Struggle

May 2010
Best's Review;May2010, Vol. 111 Issue 1, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the individual long-term care (LTC) market sector in the U.S. It notes that A. M. Best Co. Inc., a rating agency, continues to have a pessimistic view of the segment and it downgrades and gives negative outlooks to many other smaller LTC products. It states that larger companies with more diversified and greater access to capital are less likely to be affected by the performance of their older LTC blocks and their ratings remained stable.


Related Articles

  • A's won't be so easy anymore. Demott, John S. // Treasury & Risk Management;Mar/Apr95, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p29 

    Discusses A.M. Best Co.'s evaluation of insurance companies. Lowering of A.M. Best's rating of Cigna Corp.'s property and casualty insurance operations; Other companies rated by A.M. Best; Criticisms on A.M. Best's downgrading decision. INSET: How to judge a rating..

  • The pace quickens. Mayewski, Larry G.; Albanese, Michael L. // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;Jan1997, Vol. 97 Issue 9, p91 

    Examines A.M. Best's ratings outlook for insurance companies. Importance of strategic positioning and value creation; Development of sustainable market positions; Consolidation trends; Life insurance; Retirement savings; Health care.

  • Best's rating changes.  // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;Jun97, Vol. 98 Issue 2, p18 

    Presents A.M. Best Co.'s ratings for insurance companies in the United States as of April 1997. Includes American Equity Investment Life; Christian Fidelity Life Insurance Co.; Life of the South Insurance Co.

  • Review of international companies.  // Best's Review / Property-Casualty Insurance Edition;Nov95, Vol. 96 Issue 7, p36 

    Reports that in June 1995, A.M. Best Co. released its first rating assignment for companies appearing in the next edition of `Best's Insurance Reports, International.' Summary of current Best's rating releases; 1995 guide to Best's ratings.

  • Top Ratings Are Elusive. Panko, Ron // Best's Review;Jul2000, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p40 

    Reports on the difficulties of United States insurance companies in achieving a financial-strength rating in A.M. Best Co.'s Superior category. Challenges faced by the industry due to consolidations and financial services reform; Need to manage a wider range of risks.

  • 1993 A.M. Best's ratings have changes. Alvarado, Angeles // Caribbean Business;10/6/1994, Vol. 22 Issue 40, p10 

    Presents the 1994 edition of the A.M. Best's Rating System for Puerto Rico's domestic life insurance companies. 1993 as the financial coverage period; Assessment of the financial strength of insurance companies; Modifications in ratings; Change in the liquidity needs of insurance companies;...

  • Best's rating monitor.  // Best's Review / Life-Health Insurance Edition;Jun95, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p22 

    Presents A.M. Best Co.'s Rating Monitor, a review of life/health insurance companies in the United States for the month of June 1995. Rating action; Current and prior ratings.

  • Best rating updates.  // Best's Review / Property-Casualty Insurance Edition;Apr97, Vol. 97 Issue 12, p26 

    Presents A.M. Best Co.'s ratings for insurance companies. Includes Coregis Group; Hartford Fire Insurance Co.; Twin City Fire Insurance Co.

  • Citing geographic concentration A.M. Best downgrades 5 groups of insurers in Puerto Rico.  // Insurance Advocate;05/04/96, Vol. 107 Issue 18, p27 

    Evaluates the insurance companies in Puerto Rico by A.M. Best Co. Criteria; Characteristics of superior-rated insurers; Concern on company geographic location; Disruptive effect of catastrophic events on insurance industry.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics