Long-term care insurance ratings information for consumers

Leading Long-Term Care Insurance Companies - Ratings - Reviews - Alerts

When purchasing long-term care insurance protection, it is important to make certain that the insurance company you select is both committed to the marketplace as well as being financially sound. The insurance companies identified below have been deemed by the Association as leading long-term care insurance companies committed to the marketplace.
Ratings updated periodically.

See 2014 Leading Long-Term Care Insurance Companies

Insurance Companies Not Listed (2014 Advisory Update)

AARP Long Term Care (Note: AARP is NOT an insurance company and has ceased offering LTC insurance effective June 2013)
American General Life (AIG)
Bankers Life and Casualty
Berkshire Life
Lincoln Financial Group
New York Life Insurance Company
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Prudential Insurance
State Farm Insurance
Thrivent For Lutherans
Unum - Unum US
For more information or the most current ratings for these insurers contact the respective ratings agencies, AM Best, Standard & Poors, Moodys Investor Services.

COMPARE BEFORE YOU BUY - If you have questions regarding any insurance companies designated here call the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance at (818) 597-3227 and ask to speak with a designated long-term care insurance specialist who can provide you with a free no-obligation oost comparison from any of the 2012 leading long term care insurance companies.

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                                                                                                              Read What The Ratings Mean

2014 Leading Long-Term Care Insurance Companies

John Hancock

LTC insurance coverage you can count on, from a name that people know and trust.

Moody's Investors Service: A1 (Good)
Standard & Poor's: AA- (Very Strong)
A.M. Best Company: Call
 

Genworth Life Ins Co

Genworth Financial helps millions of people around the world achieve their dreams.

Moody's Investors Service: A3 (Good)
Standard & Poor's: A- (Good)
A.M. Best Company: Call
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LifeSecure Insurance Co.

LifeSecure offers straightforward long-term care insurance for individuals and employer groups.

Moody's Investors Service: N/A
Standard & Poor's: N/A (Not Rated)
A.M. Best Company: Call
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Massachusetts Mutual

Mass Mutual - We've remained strong
and stable for more than 160 years.

Moody's Investors Service: Aa2 (Excellent)
Standard & Poor's: AA+
(Very Strong)
A.M. Best Company: Call
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Mutual of Omaha

A strong, stable secure company meeting the financial needs of its customers for more than 100 years.

Moody's Investors Service: A1 (Good)
Standard & Poor's: A+ (Strong)
A.M. Best Company: Call
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MedAmerica Insurance Co

MedAmerica's Simplicity cash long-term care insurance is the highest independently rated policy available.

Moody's Investors Service: (NA)
Standard & Poor's: A- (Stable)
A.M. Best Company: Call
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Transamerica Life Insurance

More than a century of experience and consistently high ratings, Transamerica provides quality products and service.

Moody's Investors Service: A1 (Good)
Standard & Poor's: AA- (Very Strong)
A.M. Best Company: Call
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What The Ratings Mean - Links To Rating Companies' Websites

* The A.M. Best Company: Tel: 904-439-2200

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A.M. Best is one of the better known of the insurance rating companies. Here is an overview of what the A.M. Best rating system means. Because A.M. Best requires a licensing fee to post ratings, we recommend you request ratings from the insurance company or request them from a designated long term care insurance professional working with the American Association for Long Term Csre Insurance.

A++ and A+ (Superior): The company has demonstrated superior overall performance and has a very strong ability to meet its obligations to policyholders over a long period of time.
A and A- (Excellent): The company has demonstrated excellent overall performance and has a strong ability to meet its obligations to policyholders over a long period of time.
B++ and B+ (Very Good): The company has demonstrated very good overall performance and has a good ability to meet its obligations to policyholders over a long period of time.
B and B- (Adequate): The company has an adequate overall performance and can meet its obligations to policyholders but may be vulnerable to unfavorable changes in underwriting or economic conditions.
C++ and C+ (Fair): The company has demonstrated fair overall performance and can meet its current obligations to policyholders but is vulnerable to unfavorable changes in underwriting or economic conditions.
BC and C- (Marginal): The company has demonstrated marginal overall performance. It can meet its current obligations to policyholders but is very vulnerable to unfavorable changes in underwriting or economic conditions.
D (Very Vulnerable): The company has demonstrated poor overall performance. The company can meet its obligations to policyholders but is extremely vulnerable to unfavorable changes in underwriting or economic conditions.
E (Under State Supervision): The company is under state insurance regulatory authority supervision, control or restraint, such as conservatorship or rehabilitation, but not including liquidation.
F (In Liquidation): The company has been placed under an order of liquidation by a court of law, or its owners have voluntarily agreed to liquidate. Companies that voluntarily liquidate or dissolve their charters are generally not insolvent.


Standard and Poor's:

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Standard and Poor's rates the claims-paying ability of over 300 insurance organizations worldwide. Here is an overview of what the Standard and Poor's rating system means.

AAA (Superior): Superior financial security on an absolute and relative basis. Capacity to meet policyholder obligations is overwhelming under a variety of economic and underwriting conditions.
AA (Excellent): Excellent financial security. Capacity to meet policyholder obligations is strongunder a variety of economic and underwriting conditions.
A (Good): Good financial security but capacity to meet policyholder obligations is somewhat susectible to adverse economic and underwriting conditions.
BBB (Adequate): Adequate financial security, but capacity to meet policyholder obligations is susceptible to adverse economic and underwriting conditions.
BB (Adequate): Financial security may be adequate, but capacity to meet policyholder obligations , particularly with respect to long-term or "long-tail" policies, is vulnerable to adverse economic and underwriting conditions.
B (Vulnerable): Vulnerable financial security. Currently able to meet policyholder obligations, but capacity to meet policyholder obligations is particularly vulnerable to adverse economic and underwriting conditions.
CCC (Extremely Vulnerable): Extremely vulnerable financial security. Continued capacity to meet policyholder obligations is highly questionable unless favorable economic and underwriting conditions prevail.
NR (Not Rated):


Moody's:

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Moody's ratings rates the financial strength of investment vehicles and institutions including insurance companies. Here is an overview of what the Moody's rating system means. 1, 2 or 3 modifiers for each rating category. A 1 indicates that the insurance company ranks in the higher end of its rating category. The modifier 3 indicates that the company ranks in the lower end of its category.

AAA (Exceptional): Exceptional financial security. While the financial strength of these companies is likely to change, such changes as can be visualized are most unlikely to impair their fundamentally strong position.
AA (Excellent): Excellent financial security, together with Aaa group, they constitute what are generally known as high-grade companies. They are rated lower than Aaa companies because their long-term risks appear somewhat larger.
A (Good): Goodfinancial security. However, elements may be present that suggest a susecptibility to impairment sometime in their future.
BAA (Adequate): Adequate financial security. However, certain protective elements may be lacking or may be characteristically unreliable over any great length of time.
BA (Questionable): Questionable financial security. Often the ability of these companies to meet policyholder obligations may be very moderate and thereby not well safeguarded in the future.
B (Poor): Poor financial security. Assurance of punctual payment of policyholder obligatiions over a long period of time is small.
CAA (Very Poor): Very poor financial security. Company may be in default on their policyholder obligations or there may be present elements of danger with respect to punctual payment of policyholder obligations - claims.
CA (Extremely Poor): Extremely poor financial security. Such companies are often in default on their policyholder obligations.
C (Lowest Rated Class): The lowest rated class of insurance company. can be regarded as having extremely poor prospects of ever offering financial security.


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