Examine the financial strength and professional ratings of companies quickly and efficiently, thanks to the following organizations:

AM Best is the global leader in risk evaluation, providing ratings and analysis on the credit worthiness of issuers around the world. Best rates the financial strength of insurance companies and the security of holding company’s debt and preferred stock. More than merely passing judgment on past performance, a Best’s Rating gives an indication of how that company may be expected to perform in the future.


The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private non-profit focused on improving the quality of health care.  They provide information and feedback for employees and employers, as well as physicians and other healthcare practitioners.


Moody introduced the first bond ratings as part of Moody’s Analyses of Railroad Investments.  He used the Aaa through C symbols that have since become a world standard to rate some 11,500 individual securities of over 200 U.S. railroads.  Moody’s ratings are based on public information and assigned without the request of issuers.