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Rating Descriptor Definition
A++, A+ Superior Assigned to companies that have, in our opinion, a superior ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations
A, A- Excellent Assigned to companies that have, in our opinion, an excellent ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations
B++, B+ Good Assigned to companies that have, in our opinion, a good ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations
B, B- Fair Assigned to companies that have, in our opinion, a fair ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations. Financial strength is vulnerable to adverse changes in underwriting and economic conditions.
C++, C+ Marginal Assigned to companies that have, in our opinion, a marginal ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations. Financial strength is vulnerable to adverse changes in underwriting and economic conditions.
C, C- Weak Assigned to companies that have, in our opinion, a weak ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations. Financial strength is very vulnerable to adverse changes in underwriting and economic conditions.
D Poor Assigned to companies that have, in our opinion, a poor ability to meet their ongoing insurance obligations. Financial strength is extremely vulnerable to adverse changes in underwriting and economic conditions.
E Under Regulatory Supervision Assigned to companies (and possible their subsidiaries/affiliates) placed under a significant form of regulatory supervision, control or restraint - including cease and desist orders, conservatorship or rehabilitation, but not liquidation - that prevents conduct of normal, ongoing insurance operations.
F In Liquidation Assigned to companies placed in liquidation by a court of law or by a forced liquidation.
S Suspended Assigned to rated companies when sudden and significant events affect their balance sheet strength or operating performance and rating implications cannot be evaluated due to a lack of timely or adequate information.
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