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TMCNet:  Fitch Publishes Health Insurers' Sector Credit Factor Summaries Special Report

[January 31, 2014]

Fitch Publishes Health Insurers' Sector Credit Factor Summaries Special Report

CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--

Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Health Insurer Sector Credit Factor Summaries

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=732240

Fitch Ratings has published a special report illustrating how it applies its Insurance Rating Methodology and assesses key qualitative and quantitative factors in its ratings process for health insurance and managed care companies.

The report includes sector credit factor diagrams for 13 health insurers. These diagrams provide high-level summaries of key qualitative and quantitative factors impacting the companies' ratings. The report comments on qualitative rating factors from sector-wide and company specific perspectives and on quantitative rating factors from a company-specific perspective.

The report also outlines the relative attributes of higher-rated and lower-rated health insurers.

Fitch's special report, 'Health Insurers' Sector Credit Factor Summaries' is available at www.fitchratigs.com'.

Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'.

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

--'Insurance Rating Methodology' (Nov. 13, 2013);

--Health Insurance and Managed Care (U.S.) Sector Credit Factors Special Report (Dec. 18, 2013).

Applicable Criteria and Related Research:

Insurance Rating Methodology - Effective Sept. 19, 2012 to Oct. 18, 2012

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=688011

Health Insurance and Managed Care (U.S.) Sector Credit Factors

http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=686930

ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: HTTP://FITCHRATINGS.COM/UNDERSTANDINGCREDITRATINGS. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON (News - Alert) THE AGENCY'S PUBLIC WEBSITE 'WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM'. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH'S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE 'CODE OF CONDUCT' SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.


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