Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) of the Crop Insurance Program in Emmons County, North Dakota

Total Costs (see methodology)

YearTotal Costs (see methodology)Policies
1995$519,8222,964
1996$552,8682,734
1997$1,292,2302,429
1998$178,1172,481
1999$2,185,4922,569
2000$-473,9143,004
2001$183,9793,048
2002$14,111,8503,000
2003$5,679,0803,335
2004$4,360,5453,724
2005$203,8753,809
2006$19,864,9183,714
2007$-597,2423,791
2008$8,230,0353,725
2009$407,8333,884
2010$5,230,5103,888
2011$5,716,9803,906
2012$6,221,2783,955
2013$9,925,9154,023
2014$6,014,8143,980
2015$2,336,2703,954
2016$6,426,5643,914
2017$13,602,3973,932
1995-2017$112,174,21879,763

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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