Crop Insurance

The United States

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by State

Total Costs (see methodology)
StateTotal Costs (see methodology)
1995-2016
Policies
Texas$11,989,655,2923,899,581
North Dakota$6,789,742,9753,654,772
Kansas$5,785,754,6215,063,724
Iowa$5,612,182,1823,626,423
Illinois$4,912,480,9563,301,353
South Dakota$4,281,011,0192,445,574
Minnesota$3,923,274,6992,871,027
Missouri$3,286,863,9141,782,539
Nebraska$3,260,479,3063,447,969
Indiana$2,618,771,7391,245,273
California$2,562,984,883743,078
North Carolina$2,388,947,505837,509
Oklahoma$2,335,871,255873,983
Colorado$1,792,746,554735,821
Wisconsin$1,746,648,433985,659
Georgia$1,705,322,283831,118
Florida$1,410,542,149331,103
Ohio$1,395,190,4091,152,751
Kentucky$1,360,043,098707,040
Montana$1,288,605,414751,717
Mississippi$1,213,483,225402,009
Arkansas$1,209,996,508798,257
Washington$1,007,581,594365,146
Michigan$984,028,436666,966
Tennessee$784,187,263461,801
South Carolina$745,047,267233,552
Louisiana$736,631,409502,311
Alabama$669,484,275321,118
Virginia$574,175,405293,955
Oregon$489,458,720132,931
New York$450,443,056133,292
Idaho$447,660,518262,008
Pennsylvania$427,994,576265,472
New Mexico$302,390,54380,487
Arizona$204,879,83446,170
Maryland$196,358,684123,065
Wyoming$170,660,947114,737
Maine$86,478,99216,635
Nevada$85,202,2583,480
Connecticut$79,907,8318,009
Delaware$73,713,20340,674
Massachusetts$68,539,93415,342
New Jersey$46,439,87330,364
Utah$41,740,24623,280
Vermont$32,696,02211,462
West Virginia$23,593,05020,007
Hawaii$11,628,0133,488
New Hampshire$6,335,6662,572
Rhode Island$1,114,7791,086
Alaska$1,016,284716
1995-2016$81,619,987,09544,668,406

METHODOLOGY: EWG obtained county level crop insurance information from USDA Risk Management Agency which shows premium subsidies, indemnities and farmer premiums at the county/crop level by crop year. Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements to crop insurance companies (A+O), Other program fund costs, Other administrative and operating fund costs expenses, and Government earned interest were allocated to the crop/county level by using the national expenditures/revenue of the Crop Insurance program (available here for 2003-2014 and from RMA previous to 2003) in each category and attributing them the crop/county level by total premiums. EWG was unable to attribute underwriting gains to the county/crop level. Underwriting gains (or losses) are paid to insurance companies when the insurance companies collect more in total subsidies than are paid out in indemnities. Since underwriting gains are paid by company on the basis of all of their policies, EWG was unable to allocate underwriting gains by crop or by region. The total underwriting gains for 1995-2016 is $14.6 billion.

 

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