AM Best Removes From Under Review With Developing Implications, Upgrades Credit Ratings for Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company

BY Business Wire | CORPORATE | 12/16/21 03:46 PM EST

OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AM Best has removed from under review with developing implications and upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to ?a-? (Excellent) from ?bbb+? (Good) of Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company (GLAC) (Wilmington, DE). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

The ratings reflect GLAC?s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strong, as well as its strong operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

The removal of the ratings from under review and subsequent upgrades are due to GLAC being acquired by Group 1001 Insurance Holdings LLC, the parent company of the lead rating unit, Group 1001 Life & Annuity Group (formerly known as Delaware Life Insurance Group), for which GLAC will now become a group member in accordance with AM Best methodology. The acquisition closed Nov. 12, 2021.

The grouping of GLAC with Group 1001 Life & Annuity Group is due to the consistent executive management, shared services, its material contribution to the group?s premiums and earnings along with the significant level of financial support already shown to GLAC through a $400 million capital contribution post closure.

This press release relates to Credit Ratings that have been published on AM Best?s website. For all rating information relating to the release and pertinent disclosures, including details of the office responsible for issuing each of the individual ratings referenced in this release, please see AM Best?s Recent Rating Activity web page. For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Guide to Best's Credit Ratings. For information on the proper use of Best?s Credit Ratings, Best?s Preliminary Credit Assessments and AM Best press releases, please view Guide to Proper Use of Best?s Ratings & Assessments.

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. For more information, visit www.ambest.com.

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Source: AM Best

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