A.M. Best Co. Awards Highest Rating to Auto-Owners Insurance

LANSING, Mich., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A.M. Best Company has affirmed the financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) of Lansing-based Auto-Owners Insurance Company and its four wholly owned property/casualty subsidiaries.  This is the 41st year in a row that Auto-Owners Insurance has received the highest rating available from the nationally recognized credit rating agency. 

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"Auto-Owners is proud to have received A.M. Best's highest rating for the past 41 years," said Jeff Harrold, chairman and CEO, Auto-Owners. "This recognition reflects the company's safe, sound, secure philosophy, which has been consistent throughout our history."

According to A.M. Best, "The ratings reflect AOIG's (Auto-Owners Insurance Group's) superior capitalization, historical trend of solid operating income, experienced management team, blend of commercial and personal product offerings, and long-standing agency relationships. In addition, AOIG has strong risk management techniques and a well-established market position."

Additionally, the Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, was rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best, an honor it has earned every year since 1976.

Auto-Owners Insurance Group is one of a select few insurance groups in the U.S. to receive the highest rating possible, A++ (Superior), by A.M. Best.

Besides the A.M. Best high ratings, Auto-Owners Insurance has received other high honors, including:

  • Ranking on the Fortune 500 list for 11 consecutive years.
  • The J.D. Power and Associates award for the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with the Auto Insurance Claims Experience," five years in a row, for 2008-2012.

Auto-Owners Insurance is the 15th largest property/casualty insurance group in the nation, based on written premium.  Auto-Owners wholly owned subsidiaries consist of:

  • Owners Insurance Company
  • Property-Owners Insurance Company
  • Southern-Owners Insurance Company
  • Home-Owners Insurance Company
  • Auto-Owners Life Insurance Company

Auto-Owners Insurance employs over 4,100 people and offers insurance products exclusively through more than 6,200 independent insurance agencies in 26 states.

SOURCE Auto-Owners Insurance



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