AM Best revokes credit rating of Independence Holding Company


OLDWICK, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best removed the issuer’s long-term credit rating of “bbb-” (good) from Independence Insurance Holding Company (IHC), headquartered in Stamford, CT. At the time of withdrawal, this credit rating (rating) was under review with development implications. IHC’s rating has been placed under review with evolving implications following agreements to sell each of its former insurance companies whose sales were completed between late 2021 and early 2022, leaving IHC only a minority stake in one of its former insurance operations, Independence American Insurance Company through its investment in Independence Pet Holdings, Inc.

It is AM Best’s policy that a final grade be completed with a grade withdrawal. However, a final rating could not be completed, as there are no longer any insurance businesses wholly or majority owned by this holding company and due to the lack of forward-looking financial information necessary to support the formation of a current rating opinion.

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