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A.M. Best Revises Outlooks to Stable for Lancer Indemnity Company and Lancer Insurance Company


A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and
has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and
the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of "a-" of Lancer
Indemnity Company (Long Beach, NY) and Lancer Insurance Company
(Chicago, IL) (collectively referred to as the Lancer Group).

The ratings reflect Lancer Group's balance sheet strength, which A.M.
Best categorizes as very strong, as well as its adequate operating
performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk

The revision of the outlooks reflects improved underwriting performance
over the last two years following a substantial strengthening of net
loss reserves in 2015. Much more modest levels of adverse loss reserve
development since that year allowed the Lancer Group to produce a
combined ratio in 2017 that was below that of the commercial auto
composite for the first time since 2012.

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