OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2018--Please replace the release dated August 28, 2018 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.

The corrected release reads:

BEST’S BRIEFING: INSURERS EQUIPPED TO HANDLE HURRICANE LANE LOSSES

A.M. Best does not anticipate significant decreases in policyholders’ surplus at any rated companies affected by Hurricane Lane, as the storm likely will be more of a flood event than a wind event.

A new Best’s Briefing, “Insurers Equipped to Handle Hurricane Lane Losses,” states that most A.M. Best-rated Hawaiian insurers exposed to property catastrophe risk, based on direct premiums written in Hawaii, have diverse geographic footprints and possess risk-adjusted capitalization supportive of their current ratings. Therefore, A.M. Best does not anticipate any rating actions. However, rated entities that display any material deviations from expected results potentially could be the subject of negative rating action in the form of under reviews, outlook revisions or downgrades.

Because of the flooding, which buffeted Hawaii with rains that exceeded 50 inches in some parts of the island chain, A.M. Best expects the storm to generate comprehensive claims for auto insurers as well.

To access the full copy of this briefing, please visit http://www3.ambest.com/bestweek/purchase.asp?record_code=277468.

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CONTACT: A.M. Best

Steven DeLosa, +1 908 439 2200, ext.5969

Associate Analyst

steven.delosa@ambest.com

or

Bobby Skrabal, +1 908 439 2200, ext.5792

Financial Analyst

bobby.skrabal@ambest.com

or

Christopher Sharkey, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159

Manager, Public Relations

christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

or

Jim Peavy, +1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644

Director, Public Relations

james.peavy@ambest.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES EUROPE NORTH AMERICA NEW JERSEY NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE

SOURCE: A.M. Best

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