Fitch Affirms Primerica Life at ‘A+'; Outlook Stable [Health & Beauty Close – Up]
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating of
The Rating Outlook is Stable.
Primerica Life's rating is supported by the company's good risk adjusted capitalization, strong competitive position in the individual term insurance market, efficient captive distribution force, conservative asset profile, and good operating performance. Partially offsetting these positives are the company's narrow product profile and the size of its in-force block of term life insurance, which was materially reduced through a series of reinsurance treaties the company entered into prior to its initial public offering on
Following the reserve financing transaction, Primerica Life received regulatory approval for the payment of an extraordinary dividend to Primerica in the amount of
Fitch views Primerica Life's consolidated profitability to be good in the quarters following its separation from
Primerica Life's risk-based capitalization declined significantly to 426 percent of company action level at
Fitch views Primerica Life's unique distribution force as a competitive advantage which has been an important factor in the company's strong record of profitability. Fitch believes that a material weakening of this channel could adversely affect the company's operating performance and its rating.Primerica Life remains one of the nation's largest individual term life insurance writers, with nearly
The key rating triggers that could result in an upgrade include:- -sustained improvement in statutory net operating gain over the next 12 to 18 months.
The key rating triggers that could result in a downgrade include:- -a sustained decline in RBC below 400 percent;--a sustained increase in parent leverage as measured by debt-to-total capital above 25 percent or TFC ratio above 1.2x;--a material decline in the effectiveness of the company's distribution channel.
Fitch affirms the following rating with a Stable Rating Outlook:
Primerica Life Insurance Company--IFS at 'A+'.
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