Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Indemnities Paid to Farmers by the Crop Insurance Program in Washington County, Wisconsin

Indemnities

YearIndemnitiesPolicies
1995$54,158777
1996$257,314666
1997$5,806356
1998$28,064245
1999$188,838218
2000$192,537251
2001$193,358242
2002$174,614239
2003$582,039245
2004$1,722,042254
2005$101,646293
2006$62,414323
2007$187,168337
2008$2,196,436356
2009$492,916366
2010$29,167386
2011$197,231421
2012$4,163,549442
2013$3,055,376481
2014$1,368,621467
2015$61,904461
2016$206,457445
2017$837,921429
2018$272,144412
1995-2018$18,012,1639,518

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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