Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: U.S. Health Insurers' Credit Quality Is Strong As The Sector Prepares For Reform - S&P Credit Research

Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: U.S. Health Insurers' Credit Quality Is Strong As The Sector Prepares For Reform

5828 words — Published May 03, 2013
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Credit quality for the U.S. health insurance sector is strong with limited potential for change in the next 12 months based on sector fundamentals. In Standard&Poor's Ratings Services' opinion, most health insurers we rate remain generally sound financially as they position themselves for reform-driven change in the marketplace. Overall, we believe our current ratings reflect the sector's capacity to withstand a period of moderate strain that may emerge in connection with cyclical factors and health care reform. Our opinion of the sector's credit quality is that underlying business conditions (such as growth and retention opportunities and access to capital) are very good, and health insurers' financial fundamentals remain relatively strong. Industry risk remains high but has moderated somewhat

  
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RESEARCH Ratings Definitions PDF Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: U.S. Health Insurers' Credit Quality Is Strong As The Sector Prepares For Reform Publication date: 03-May-2013 Primary Credit Analyst: Joseph N Marinucci, New...

  
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S&P Credit Research. "Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: U.S. Health Insurers' Credit Quality Is Strong As The Sector Prepares For Reform" May 03, 2013. Alacra Store. Jul 29, 2014. <http://www.alacrastore.com/s-and-p-credit-research/Industry-Economic-And-Ratings-Outlook-U-S-Health-Insurers-Credit-Quality-Is-Strong-As-The-Sector-Prepares-For-Reform-1140908>
  
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S&P Credit Research. (). Industry Economic And Ratings Outlook: U.S. Health Insurers' Credit Quality Is Strong As The Sector Prepares For Reform May 03, 2013. New York, NY: Alacra Store. Retrieved Jul 29, 2014 from <http://www.alacrastore.com/s-and-p-credit-research/Industry-Economic-And-Ratings-Outlook-U-S-Health-Insurers-Credit-Quality-Is-Strong-As-The-Sector-Prepares-For-Reform-1140908>
  
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