Demotech Affirms the Financial Stability Rating® Assigned to Great Northwest Insurance Company


Columbus, Ohio, August 21, 2017: The Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) of A, Exceptional, assigned to Great Northwest Insurance Company has been affirmed by Demotech, Inc.  This level of FSR is assigned to insurers who possess exceptional financial stability related to maintaining positive surplus as regards policyholders, liquidity of invested assets, an acceptable level of financial leverage, reasonable loss and loss adjustment expense reserves (L&LAE) and realistic pricing.

FSRs summarize Demotech’s opinion of the financial stability of an insurer regardless of general economic conditions or the phase of the underwriting cycle.  FSRs utilize statutory financial data based on insurance accounting principles prescribed or permitted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).  Since 1989, FSRs of A or better have been accepted by the major participants in the secondary mortgage marketplace.

About Great Northwest Insurance Company

Great Northwest Insurance Company (GNIC) is domiciled in Minnesota.  GNIC provides personal lines insurance products to residents in five Midwest and western states and distributes its products through independent agencies.  GNIC, its affiliate, Hawaiian Insurance and Guaranty Company, Ltd. and parent Ocean Harbor Casualty Insurance Company are members of the Ocean Harbor Insurance Group, which collectively write homeowners and auto in more than 20 states across the US. Visit www.greatnorthwest.com for additional information.

About Demotech, Inc.

Demotech, Inc. is a financial analysis firm specializing in evaluating the financial stability of regional and specialty insurers.  Since 1985, Demotech has served the insurance industry by assigning accurate, reliable and proven Financial Stability Ratings® (FSRs) for Property & Casualty insurers and Title underwriters.  FSRs are a leading indicator of financial stability, providing an objective baseline of the future solvency of an insurer.  Demotech’s philosophy is to review and evaluate insurers based on their area of focus and execution of their business model rather than solely on financial size.  Visit www.demotech.com for more information.

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