Crop Insurance

Brown County, Texas

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 Brown County, Texas

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

YearAdministrative and Operating Expense ReimbursementsPolicies
1995$25,887266
1996$26,500251
1997$19,597232
1998$18,893161
1999$27,624199
2000$43,493251
2001$30,812275
2002$23,358312
2003$25,086288
2004$24,581289
2005$12,520237
2006$23,698209
2007$71,293193
2008$68,955145
2009$78,315135
2010$54,265122
2011$43,055129
2012$63,132139
2013$44,074138
2014$50,458124
2015$50,918124
2016$57,862103
2017$55,06087
2018$25,54081
1995-2018$964,9764,490

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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