Press Release|Insurance

KBRA Affirms Rating For American Traditions Insurance Company

15 Dec 2023   |   New York


KBRA affirms the BBB Insurance Financial Strength Rating (IFSR) for American Traditions Insurance Company. The Outlook is Stable.

The rating reflects American Traditions Insurance Company’s (“ATIC” or “American Traditions”) experienced management team with a focused strategy, consistent profitability at the managing general agent affiliate which enhances financial flexibility and operational stability at American Traditions, conservative asset portfolio with low investment risk, and a strong local market presence with a well-established distribution network. Balancing these strengths are the company’s geographic and earnings concentration which necessitates a dependence on reinsurance and exposes it to event risk, moderately weak to adequate risk-based capitalization, and elevated premium leverage. Further, recent losses have been driven by natural catastrophes and elevated storm frequency, though the company has revamped exposure management tools, tightened underwriting guidelines, and implemented rate increases, which has led to favorable trends in attritional losses. Liquidity has been challenged by elevated storm and catastrophe activity across the last twelve months, though historical trends have been favorable.

American Traditions, headquartered and domiciled in Florida, is a catastrophe exposed carrier primarily writing personal residential homeowners’ coverage, including mobile homeowners, and related coverages exclusively within the state. Policies are marketed and sold through an affiliate, TJ Jerger MGA, LLC (TJMGA).

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Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.

A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable) used in determining the credit rating is available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.

Information on the meaning of each rating category can be located here.

Further disclosures relating to this rating action are available in the Information Disclosure Form(s) referenced above. Additional information regarding KBRA policies, methodologies, rating scales and disclosures are available at

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