Crop Insurance


Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements by County in Massachusetts

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
CountyAdministrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
Plymouth County, Massachusetts$2,484,3955,387
Hampden County, Massachusetts$2,349,9991,188
Franklin County, Massachusetts$1,779,5701,424
Hampshire County, Massachusetts$1,426,9672,009
Worcester County, Massachusetts$1,105,9121,564
Barnstable County, Massachusetts$400,8781,167
Middlesex County, Massachusetts$397,387582
Bristol County, Massachusetts$229,2731,486
Berkshire County, Massachusetts$227,974603
Unknown county in Massachusetts$188,60683
Essex County, Massachusetts$95,332298
Norfolk County, Massachusetts$11,69974

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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