AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” (Excellent) of Repwest Insurance Company (Repwest) (Phoenix, AZ). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable. Repwest is a wholly owned subsidiary of AMERCO [NASDAQ: UHAL], a publicly traded holding company that is also the parent of U-Haul International, Inc. (U-Haul).
These ratings reflect Repwest’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as very strong, as well as its strong operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.
The ratings are supported by the company’s risk-adjusted capitalization at the strongest level, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR). Organic capital growth at Repwest reflects its profitable underwriting results and consistent net investment income, which has been generated by a portfolio of long term bonds, equities, mortgages and real estate assets. Repwest’s growth continues to benefit from the position of U-Haul as a market leader and continued expansion in the self-storage and self-moving space. Through various programs, Repwest provides commercial inland marine products to insure customer goods stored in a U-Haul truck, trailer, self-storage unit or mobile storage unit.
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