Each year several independent rating agencies review financials of the life insurance companies in America.
After a review of the financials the rating agencies issue a financial strength rating that indicates the financial health of a life insurance company.
This financial rating is an indication of the insurer's ability to meet their financial obligations and pay their claims.
Usually, life insurance companies' financials are reviewed about every three years and issued a rating.
Some of the leading rating agencies include A.M. Best Company, Standard & Poor's, Moody's, among others.
The higher the financial rating the better the financial condition of the life insurance company. If you are looking to buy a life insurance policy you may want to choose a life insurance company rated at least "A" (Excellent) or better by A. M Best Company for financial strength.
When you compare life insurance quotes online your quotes will provide you with the names of the insurers, their financial ratings and prices offered.