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OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of
C++ (Marginal) and issuer credit rating (ICR) of â€œbâ€of Battle Creek
Mutual Insurance Company (Battle Creek) (Battle Creek, NE). The
outlook for both ratings is negative.
Concurrently, A.M. Best has withdrawn the ratings and assigned a
category NR-4 to the FSR and an â€œnrâ€ to the ICR. These rating actions
reflect Battle Creekâ€™s decision to withdraw from A.M. Bestâ€™s interactive
The ratings reflect Battle Creekâ€™s unfavorable operating performance and
deteriorating level of surplus, which negatively impacted its
Offsetting these negative rating factors is Battle Creekâ€™s longstanding
local market presence and managementâ€™s strategies designed to improve
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