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
Corn$44,663,46619,502
Soybeans$28,750,16021,963
Wheat$6,403,33119,768
Sugar Beets$6,195,7885,407
Sunflowers$787,56612,405
Dry Beans$625,7125,932
Barley$190,1747,811
Potatoes$150,703144
Forage Production$34,186435
Oats$24,0352,701
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$21,70775
Apiculture$15,34316
Rye$4,74742
Miscellaneous Crops$4,63260
Dry Peas$1,85280
Canola$1,375254
Forage Seeding$1,221190
Flax$674396
1995-2018$87,876,67397,181

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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