DERIDDER, La., Aug. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMERISAFE, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMSF), a specialty writer of high hazard workers' compensation insurance, has been named to the 2012 Ward's 50 list of top performing property-casualty insurance companies. This represents the fourth consecutive year that AMERISAFE has been named to the list. More than 3,000 property-casualty insurance companies domiciled in the United States were included in this year's analysis.
The Ward Group looks for companies that outperform the industry in these areas: financial stability, revenue growth, capital/surplus position, underwriting results, and financial returns. The Ward's 50 property-casualty group of companies was 5.3 points higher for the five-year return on average equity compared to the industry average and produced a 2011 combined ratio that was 8.4 points lower.
AMERISAFE, Inc. is a specialty provider of workers' compensation insurance focused on small to mid-sized employers engaged in hazardous industries, principally construction, trucking, and agriculture. AMERISAFE actively markets workers' compensation insurance in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
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Source: AMERISAFE, Inc.