Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

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

Total Costs (see methodology)

YearTotal Costs (see methodology)Policies
1995$70,134777
1996$236,572666
1997$-21,552356
1998$-31,918245
1999$14,249218
2000$-6,039251
2001$128,213242
2002$112,027239
2003$507,569245
2004$1,612,917254
2005$-17,438293
2006$-72,335323
2007$-62,566337
2008$1,825,596356
2009$225,698366
2010$-221,577386
2011$-267,358421
2012$3,813,003442
2013$2,642,239481
2014$1,027,656467
2015$-248,037461
2016$-59,216445
2017$530,385429
2018$18,313412
1995-2018$12,885,7009,518

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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