See what makes Kin a trusted and financially stable carrier.
Insuring your house is more than just a financial decision. It’s the peace of mind when you know the home you’ve made – full of people and pets and belongings you love – is in the care of an insurance company you trust.
One way to tell if you’re working with a trustworthy insurance company (other than rave customer reviews)? Transparency.
Kin is built to benefit our customers at every turn, and that includes full transparency into our operations and how we make decisions. We even structured our insurance company as a reciprocal exchange so our policyholders own part of the carrier. That gives us even more incentive to keep our customers happy – and our Subscribers’ Advisory Committee ensures we do.
This behind-the-scenes look demonstrates our financial health – a little assurance that when you’re a Kin policyholder, we care about what you care about.
Kin’s financial rating
A financial rating, also called a financial stability rating or financial strength rating, is an independent, third-party assessment of an insurance company’s ability to pay claims. Every assessment agency has their own rating system and criteria.
In other words, we have dotted our i’s and crossed our t’s when it comes to our financial outlook.
Our reinsurance program
Reinsurance is simply insurance for insurance companies – it’s a way to spread out risk and limit the amount of loss our own company will experience if there’s a widespread disaster. Think of it as a safety net below a safety net. Never hurts to take extra precautions!
We're backed by a group of more than 40 financially strong reinsurers. All have an -A rating or higher from AM Best or are fully collateralized. We have three separate reinsurance programs:
One helps pay for widespread, single events, such as hurricanes or wildfires. For example, we have more than $300 million in reinsurance for hurricane events.
Another helps pay for total losses, such as a fire destroying an entire home (or a loss above $500,000).
And one helps us share losses at a 75/25 split (we retain the 75). So if there is a $10,000 claim, we would pay for $7,500 and our reinsurance program would cover the other $2,500.
What this means for you: no matter the catastrophe or amount of claims, we can meet our obligations to you. We are backed by industry-leading reinsurers so that we have additional capital to draw from in case we ever need to.
In fact, our reinsurance program is so strong that the probability of surpassing these reserves is incredibly rare. Only once in every 160 years would we expect one event to exceed our program.
And even if that did happen, we still have more than $30 million in capital to back up claims beyond our program.
Quarterly financial summary
We’ll update this every quarter so you can watch us grow. The important part: our assets and surplus show we have plenty of our own financial reserves (not including our reinsurance) to take care of our policyholders. Click the links below to see our full summaries: