Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
CropAdministrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
1995-2018
Policies
Orange Trees$1,382,860714
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$1,373,336113
Miscellaneous Crops$1,255,666428
Citrus II$433,026498
Apiculture$277,23489
Citrus VII$231,816200
Oranges$169,071159
Grapefruit Trees$130,447163
Citrus I$117,496428
All Other Citrus Trees$115,816181
Fresh Market Tomatoes$53,34863
Citrus V$46,525115
Nursery (FG&C)$44,02160
Grapefruit$41,63630
Citrus IV$36,798141
Peppers$32,72350
Tangors$7,28214
1995-2018$5,749,1013,446

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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