Crop Insurance

Lincoln County, Idaho

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 Lincoln County, Idaho

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

YearAdministrative and Operating Expense ReimbursementsPolicies
1995$26,209300
1996$19,948195
1997$18,194153
1998$14,639126
1999$42,405116
2000$64,101106
2001$80,658119
2002$98,529156
2003$106,820173
2004$159,282196
2005$98,361245
2006$68,907266
2007$73,356231
2008$91,870230
2009$146,196247
2010$104,005262
2011$95,447253
2012$84,439242
2013$97,319242
2014$101,954241
2015$99,078231
2016$112,802235
2017$76,343250
1995-2017$1,880,8564,815

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 1995-2017 is $14.6 billion.

 

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