Benchmark Specialty Insurance Company Attains “A” Ratings

WAYZATA, Minn., Feb. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trean Insurance Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TIG), a leading provider of products and services to the specialty insurance market, announced today that its subsidiary, Benchmark Specialty Insurance Company (BSIC), an Arkansas domestic surplus lines carrier, attained a Financial Strength rating of “A” (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit rating of “a” (Excellent) from AM Best, a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry.

BSIC’s ratings were awarded due to a 100% quota share reinsurance contract with Benchmark Insurance Company, highlighting Benchmark Insurance Company’s balance sheet strength, operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

“We are very pleased that AM Best recognized the strength of Benchmark,” said Andrew M. O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer of Trean. “We look forward to growing Benchmark’s new carrier as it continues to develop expertly crafted specialty offerings for customers across the country.”

BSIC, a newly added wholly-owned subsidiary of Benchmark Insurance Company, Inc., is an excess and surplus carrier that will write specialty/niche products through partners that give the company access to program offerings on a non-admitted basis.

About Trean Insurance Group, Inc.

Trean Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TIG) provides products and services to the specialty insurance market. Trean underwrites specialty casualty insurance products both through its program partners and its own managing general agencies. Trean also provides its program partners with a variety of services including issuing carrier services, claims administration and reinsurance brokerage. Trean is licensed to write business across 49 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit

About AM Best

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City.

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