AM Best Places credit rating of Aetna Insurance Company Limited under review with developing implications following announcement of asset purchase agreement


LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best placed under review with development implications the financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and the issuer’s long-term credit rating of “a-” (Excellent) of Aetna Insurance Company Limited (AICL) ( UK).

These credit rating (rating) actions follow Aetna International’s announcement on March 25, 2022, of an asset purchase agreement with AWP Health & Life SA Under the terms of the agreement, AICL will present its existing customers to AWP Health & Life SA upon renewal.

The ratings will remain under review with developing implications until the completion of certain legal proceedings in the relevant jurisdictions. In addition, AM Best will perform an assessment of AICL’s projected capital position during the company’s transition, as well as the level of committed support from the Aetna organization.

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