AM Best Places Credit Ratings of Encova Life Insurance Company Under Review With Positive Implications

OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#insuranceAM Best has placed under review with positive implications the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” (Excellent) of Encova Life Insurance Company (Encova Life) (Columbus, OH).

This follows the May 22, 2023 announcement by Pan-American Life Insurance Company (PALIC) that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Encova Life and merge it into PALIC. The under review with positive implications status reflects the potential benefits Encova Life would receive from the acquisition. According to the announcement, all Encova Life policies will be assumed by PALIC following the merger. The acquisition is pending regulatory approvals and expected to close in late 2023 or early 2024. These Credit Ratings will remain under review until the close of the transaction and AM Best’s review of post-transaction details.

Encova Life is a wholly owned subsidiary of Encova Mutual Insurance Group, Inc., a mutual holding company whose principal operations comprise the property-casualty insurance operations of the Encova Mutual Insurance Group, with its members currently having an FSR of A (Excellent) and a Long-Term ICR of “a” (Excellent) with stable outlooks.

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