Top 25 Insurance Companies’ Ratings



Ranking

Company Name

Total Admitted Assets 2017
(Billions)

A.M. Best

S&P

Moody's

 1.
MetropolitanLife & Affiliated Cos Group
611.5
A+
AA-
Aa3
 2.
Prudentialof America Group
574.0
A+
AA-
A1
 3.
New YorkLife Group
303.5
A++
AA+
Aaa
 4.
TIAAGroup*
293.9
A++
AA+
Aa1
 5.
AIG Life& Retirement Group
293.7
A
A+
A2
 6.
JohnHancock Life Insurance Group
256.3
A+
AA-
A1
 7.
NorthwesternMutual Group
250.6
A++
AA+
Aaa
 8.
LincolnFinl Group
235.4
A+
AA-
A1
  9. 
MassMutualFinl Group
235.1
A++
AA+
Aa2
 10.
JacksonNatl Group
216.5
A+
AA
A1
 11.
AegonUSA Group
213.8
A+
AA-
A1
 12.
VoyaFinl Group
189.4
A
A
A2
 13.
Axa FinlGroup
178.3
A
A+
A1
 14.
PrincipalFinl Group
171.6
A+
A+
A1
 15.
HartfordLife Ins Group
155.1 A- BBB+
 Baa2
 16.
NationwideMutual Life Group
151.9
A+
A+
A1
 17.
AllianzLife Ins Group
130.5
A+
AA
A2
 18.
PacificLife Group
124.7
A+
AA-
A1
 19.
AflacInc Group
110.0
A+
A+
Aa3
 20.
AmeripriseFinl Group
107.2
A+
AA-
Aa3
21
ThriventFinl for Lutherans Group
88.3
A++
nr
nr
 22.
SammonsFinl Group
73.3
A+
A+
nr
 23.
StateFarm Life Group
72.8
A++ AA+ Aa1
 24.
GuardianLife & Health Group
72.3
A++
AA+ 
Aa2
 25.
KaiserFndn Group of Health Plans
69.2
nr
nr
nr

  Source:  BestLink Combined Life and Health, US; data as of June 7, 2017.
Ratings are current as of June 2017, per the company websites and other public information.

Ratings Scale

A++, A+      Superior
A, A-  Excellent
B++, B+   Good
B, B-  Fair
C++, C+  Marginal
C, C-  Weak
D Poor
E Under Regulatory Supervision
F In Liquidation
S Rating Suspended
 

AAA
best quality companies, reliable and stable
AA
quality companies, a big higher risk than AAA
A
economic situation can affect finance
BBB
medium class companies, which are satisfactory at the moment
BB
more prone to changes in the economy
B
financial situation varies noticeably
CCC
currently vulnerable and dependent on favorable economic conditions to meet its commitments
CC
highly vulnerable, perhaps in bankruptcy or in arrears but still continuing to pay out on obligations
CI
past due on interest
R
under regulatory supervision due to its financial situation
SD
has selectively defaulted on some obligations
D
has defaulted on obligations and S&P believes that it will generally default on most or all obligations
NR
not rated

Aaa
Exceptional security. Unlikely to be affected by change.
Aa
Excellent security. Lower than Aaa because long-term risks appear some what larger.
A
Good Security. Possibly susceptible to future impairment.
Baa
Adequate security. Certain protective to future impairment.
Ba
Questionable security. Ability to meet obligations may be moderate.
B
Poor security. Assurance of punctual payment of obligations is small over the long run.
Caa
Very poor security. There may be elements of danger regarding the payment of obligations.
Ca
Extremely poor security. Companies are often in default.
C
Lowest security. Extremely poor prospects of offering financial security

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