Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) of the Crop Insurance Program in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

Total Costs (see methodology)

YearTotal Costs (see methodology)Policies
1995$18,298538
1996$395,048468
1997$7,446293
1998$-22,058207
1999$25,625191
2000$46,357190
2001$254,501184
2002$16,504189
2003$191,304177
2004$1,385,780182
2005$-33,363208
2006$14,640224
2007$-82,864234
2008$620,425243
2009$187,238269
2010$-29,567272
2011$-50,471287
2012$746,886293
2013$980,812306
2014$1,136,555313
2015$-63,998307
2016$-38,389301
2017$222,213297
1995-2017$5,928,9216,173

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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