Crop Insurance

Starr 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 Starr County, Texas

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

YearAdministrative and Operating Expense ReimbursementsPolicies
1995$253,241233
1996$315,519215
1997$423,510265
1998$353,230300
1999$335,157287
2000$268,003299
2001$372,420265
2002$372,895302
2003$390,317213
2004$417,097266
2005$284,918247
2006$554,138249
2007$328,176265
2008$453,207264
2009$640,668308
2010$661,475344
2011$647,740336
2012$614,308404
2013$705,281405
2014$997,045432
2015$778,393394
2016$736,785328
2017$781,485309
2018$857,881295
1995-2018$12,542,8887,225

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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