AM Best has placed under review with negative implications the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a+” (Excellent) of Electric Insurance Company (EIC) (Beverly, MA).
The Credit Rating (rating) actions follow the recent disclosure by General Electric Company of signing a binding agreement to sell the property/casualty company, with the expectation to complete the sale, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, in the first half of 2024.
Following this announcement, there is a potential for negative rating actions for the FSR and the Long-Term ICR as a result of being detached from the parent company and the associated strategic benefits therein. The ratings will remain under review with negative implications while AM Best will remain in communication with EIC’s management and monitor the effects of the transaction as they evolve.
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