Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements Paid to Insurance Companies by the Crop Insurance Program in Mendocino County, California

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

YearAdministrative and Operating Expense ReimbursementsPolicies
1995$22,95525
1996$44,68436
1997$63,89093
1998$143,358215
1999$127,014222
2000$123,48590
2001$131,42680
2002$111,49791
2003$120,064100
2004$110,32697
2005$114,89994
2006$106,183101
2007$113,367107
2008$114,085111
2009$195,886139
2010$83,736130
2011$51,581129
2012$72,834128
2013$78,821117
2014$309,384208
2015$229,829185
2016$217,679175
2017$204,210163
2018$270,961165
1995-2018$3,537,4873,200

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 2008-2017 and from RMA previous to 2008) 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 1995-2018 is $14.6 billion.

 

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