Weiss Ratings Scale: A=Excellent, B=Good, C=Fair, D=Weak, E=Very Weak Plus sign = top of grade range; minus sign = bottom of grade rangeAmong the 22 companies downgraded by Weiss, those listed as notable downgrades were identified as having the largest reductions in risk-adjusted capital following recent losses, which is a critical measure of the health insurer’s ability to cover possible future losses. Nothing is more important to a policyholder than the financial strength of their insurance company. Weiss Ratings recommends that consumers do business with insurance companies rated B+ (Good) or higher. Currently, 142 health insurers, or 23.7 percent, are rated B+ or higher, meriting inclusion on the Weiss Recommended List. For a complete list of Weiss Ratings’ strongest and weakest health insurers, visit www.weissratings.com/healthlists.