Extract from IRMI article referenced in the links below:
Analyzing insurers’ overall performance and financial strength is a task that requires specialized skills and a complete understanding of all aspects of insurance operations. For many years, A.M. Best was the sole source of this type of analysis. Since the early 1980s, a handful of additional firms have joined the property-casualty insurer rating and financial analysis industry. Listed below are the prominent rating agencies along with their addresses, telephone numbers, and Web sites. Risk management and insurance professionals should view these agencies as complementary—rather than as competitive—sources of information.
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