A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of UPMC Health Plan, Inc. and its Affiliates

A.M. Best Co. has upgraded the financial strength rating of UPMC Health Plan, Inc. and its affiliates to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and issuer credit ratings to “a-” from “bbb+”. The outlook has been revised to stable from positive. The upgrading of UPMC Health Plans’ ratings reflect its strategic role as the managed care affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The ratings also take into consideration UPMC’s creditworthiness and access to its well-established network, which enhances each entity’s stand-alone assessment.