A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Farmers New World Life Insurance Company
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FNWL's rating reflects its strategic role and synergies within the
Offsetting factors reflect aggregate investment losses in recent years largely due the economic crisis, exposure to interest-sensitive collateralized mortgage-backed securities and disintermediation risk due to an annuity block with minimal surrender charge protection.
The methodology used in determining these ratings is Best’s Credit Rating Methodology, which provides a comprehensive explanation of A.M. Best’s rating process and contains the different rating criteria employed in the rating process. Key criteria utilized include: “Understanding BCAR for Life/Health Insurers”; “Risk Management and the Rating Process for Insurance Companies”; and “A.M. Best’s Liquidity Model for U.S. Life Insurers.” Best’s Credit Rating Methodology can be found at www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology.
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