SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE (SCA) is the realization of long-term benefits of implementing unique core strategies that create value. The sustainable advantage over competitors is due to their inability to duplicate the benefits of the strategies implemented.
GRANDFATHERED INVESTMENTS are Municipal bonds and equities acquired on or before August 7,1986, the effective date of changes in tax rates caused by the Tax Reform Act of 1986. These investments are not subject to the 5.1 % property-casualty insurance company proration tax.
BOND RATING is a measure of credit quality ranging from AAA to D by bond rating services such as Moody's, Standard & Poor's or Fitch's. Bonds rated BB+ or lower by Standard & Poor's or Ba1 or lower by Moody's are not investment grade.
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