Established in 1971,
The ratings reflect Accuro’s good business profile in the retail medical insurance sector of
Partially offsetting these positive factors are the high underwriting leverage and less favorable experience of its legacy products.
Accuro's premium earned was in excess of four time surplus, which makes capitalization very sensitive to higher-than-expected claim severity or frequency. Despite the favorable experience of its on-sale products, the company's legacy products, which represented over half of overall premium earned, consistently reported high claim ratios.
An upgrading of the company’s ratings is unlikely in the short to medium term until it can demonstrate a solid track record of positive underwriting results. Meanwhile, any significant adverse changes to its industry environment or continued underwriting losses could lead to a downgrading of its ratings.
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