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2017 A.M. Best Rating

A.M. Best gives Catholic Order of Foresters A- Rating

Catholic Order a Foresters received an A- (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best. As the world’s oldest insurance rating source, A.M. Best’s rating reflects COF’s ability to meet its insurance obligations to its members. “We are pleased with the rating demonstrating our positive ability to meet our obligations of our members,” Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Mark Walsworth said. He further commented, “In striving to be the premiere provider of financial security products to Catholic Americans, we believe our ability to drive value through Catholic values not only differentiates us in the marketplace but is unequaled.”

Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Greg Temple was excited for COF to receive this rating. “Our team’s commitment to superior service and financial performance in a manner that is consistent with our Catholic values allows Catholic Order of Foresters to distinguish itself and compete at a high level in the life insurance arena,” he said.

Read A.M. Best's announcement of the 2017 rating here. In 2016, A.M. Best rated Catholic Order of Foresters B++.

Established in 1883, COF is a not-for-profit Catholic life insurance society helping members achieve financial security while supporting the Catholic community spiritual, social and community service projects. It is headquartered in Naperville, Ill. With more than 117,000 members nationwide, it is the third largest Catholic fraternal membership society in the United States. For more information, visit, contact a team member listed below, or connect with COF on social media.



Mark Walsworth
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Greg Temple
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Katlyn Gerken
Editor and Fraternal Outreach Manager



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