Fitch Ratings has published a special report that discusses the impact of market profiles and size/scale, capitalization and financial performance characteristics on regional health insurers' insurer financial strength (IFS) ratings.
Within its rated universe, Fitch includes
Regional health insurers' market position and size/scale characteristics are typically consistent with 'A' to 'BBB' category Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings. The market positions s reflect membership bases that are diversified by market type (commercial,
Fitch considers the regional health insurers' leverage and capitalization characteristics to be strong in comparison with their current IFS ratings. Key metrics such as NAIC RBC ratios and ratios of premiums to shareholders' equity are in the 'A' to 'AA' categories. Additionally, due in part to their status as not-for-profit or privately owned organizations, several of the regional health insurers face little pressure to return capital to owners facilitating their ability to build strong capital profiles.
Regional health insurers' financial performance metrics vary materially and the financial performance of
The first edition of the 'Regional Health Insurers Dashboard' is available at 'www.fitchratings.com' or by clicking on the above link.
Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.
Source: Fitch Ratings
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