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A.M. Best Rating

Rating Remains A (Excellent)

A.M. Best Company affirmed the financial strength rating of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as A (Excellent) in 2015. A.M. Best stated that the rating outlook is stable.

A rating from A.M. Best represents an independent opinion from the leading provider of insurer ratings of a company’s financial strength and ability to meet its obligations to policyholders.

Rating Rationale

A.M. Best based its rating on Arkansas Blue Cross':

  • Robust risk-adjusted capitalization;
  • Diversified distribution channels;
  • Extensive provider network in its core service area;
  • High brand recognition;
  • Leading market share in Arkansas.

Affiliate Ratings

A.M. Best also affirmed an A (Excellent) rating in 2015 for an Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate, HMO Partners, Inc. (Health Advantage), the largest health maintenance organization (HMO) in Arkansas.