As a leading provider of crop insurance through Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS), Zurich supports crop insurance for American agricultural producers delivered by private sector providers and agents. We advocate for public policy positions to protect crop insurance and private sector delivery.
Crop insurance is the primary risk management tool that farmers and ranchers have against weather and market volatility. It requires them to elect coverage levels in advance of planting, share in the cost of premium for coverage, and meet a deductible in the claims process. Crop insurance is valued by farmers, lenders, input suppliers, equipment dealers, and other stakeholders for the financial stability it provides to rural America.