Crop Insurance

Harper County, Kansas

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 Harper County, Kansas

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

YearAdministrative and Operating Expense ReimbursementsPolicies
1995$169,9601,921
1996$205,9382,046
1997$292,2361,589
1998$238,3901,282
1999$249,3971,399
2000$261,0351,516
2001$402,6391,708
2002$381,7241,793
2003$413,7981,803
2004$459,8261,744
2005$500,3631,783
2006$497,5141,826
2007$708,5931,884
2008$1,183,2732,139
2009$1,678,5082,298
2010$1,113,6802,418
2011$958,7002,543
2012$1,202,9752,613
2013$1,108,3272,705
2014$983,6403,047
2015$917,9303,225
2016$889,1953,155
2017$788,6643,205
1995-2017$15,606,30549,642

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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