A.M. Best Upgrades NAGICO’s Issuer Credit Rating

By: Nagico Insurance  |   February 12th, 2019

Related To: NAGICO Insurance (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited

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NAGICO’s leadership in catastrophe claims management affirmed as voted #1 insurance company for the 12th year in a row in St. Maarten

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – February 7, 2019 – NAGICO Insurances, a diversified insurance group serving 21 territories in the Caribbean, is proud to announce that it’s Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating has been upgraded to bbb+ by A.M. Best.

A.M. Best’s Rating Services evaluated both the financial and non-financial risks within NAGICO’s business and in its press release earlier today, A.M. Best stated that, “the ratings of NAGICO Group reflect its balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.” As it relates to the Group’s financial strength, A.M. Best stated: “The very strong balance sheet strength assessment is based on supportive risk-adjusted capitalization, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio, which is at the strongest level following a quick recovery from the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.”

“We are very proud to have earned this upgrade from A.M. Best. The upgrade signifies the agency’s recognition of our ability to effectively manage and withstand the worst of catastrophes and reflects their confidence in our management team, operations, financial strength and stability,” NAGICO Chairman Imran McSood Amjad said.

Further affirming NAGICO’s leadership in catastrophe management and service, NAGICO was voted the #1 insurance company for the 12th year in a row in St. Maarten, based on a survey conducted by St. Maarten-based newspaper The Daily Herald, a leading daily newspaper serving St. Maarten and the Northeast Caribbean.

“The customer experience and our ability to deliver on our promises are of paramount importance to us. Our team worked passionately and tirelessly to serve our clients after the hurricanes devastated the islands in 2017, so it was very humbling and heartwarming to be awarded Best Insurer in St. Maarten by the public as it reflected the level of appreciation of our efforts.” said Detlef Hooyboer, NAGICO’s Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that the rating upgrade from A.M. Best coupled with the Best Insurer title in St. Maarten is very much aligned with our core values: Strength, Stability and Service.”

More information on the rating can be viewed at www.ambest.com.

A.M. Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source. For more information, visit www.ambest.com.

About NAGICO Group

The NAGICO Group was established in 1982 and is well established across 21 territories in the Caribbean, providing property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance and risk solutions to customers. To learn more about NAGICO, visit www.nagico.com.

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