The National Crop Insurance Services (NCIS) 2018 Annual Convention was held in Scottsdale, Arizona in early February, with multiple FMH employees in attendance. The event brings together professionals from across the industry, including AIPs, agents, reinsurance brokers and underwriters, and vendors.
“Depending on your role within the company, employees attend this conference for slightly different reasons,” noted Candy Magee, FMH Vice President & Manager of Business Intelligence. “The FMH Reinsurance Department attends to meet with our crop reinsurers and update them on our past year results and what we have planned for the current year. This year, we had roughly 60 reinsurers attend our meeting that was held jointly with our reinsurance broker, Guy Carpenter. We always receive very positive feedback from our reinsurers on the content delivered to them at this meeting.”
In addition to networking, current topics and concerns were discussed, including the 2018 Farm Bill and potential changes to the federal crop insurance program.
“This year, the potential for a significant reduction in the Adjusted Gross Income cap for determining eligible producers was a strong concern,” added Magee.
NCIS also launched their latest educational video series about the upcoming Farm Bill at this event. The “Risk Management Minute” video series can be found on their website, www.cropinsuranceinamerica.org.
“The NCIS sessions are educational and informative. The conference also provides us with a great opportunity to network with others in the industry,” said Magee.