AM Best Places Credit Ratings of FHM Insurance Company Under Review with Developing Implications

OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has placed under review with developing implications the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “bbb-” of FHM Insurance Company (FHM) (Jacksonville, FL).

These Credit Rating (rating) actions follow the announcement that Florida Citrus, Business & Industries Fund (FCBI) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FHM Insurance Services (FHMIS), the Florida insurance agency and managing general agent of FHM. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

The under review with developing implications status reflects the need for AM Best to fully assess the financial and operational impacts of the acquisition, including potential benefits that FHM may receive as part of being affiliated with a larger organization. AM Best will continue to hold discussions with FHM management and monitor its balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management. The ratings will remain under review until the close of the transaction and a review by AM Best of the post-transaction details.

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