All Crop Insurance customers are required to complete an application for insurance. Crop Insurance regulations require eligible producers to demonstrate legal, financial and operational independence from all other producers.
Legal independence is legal access to the acres on which insured crops will be grown (Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment licensed acres or declared band acres). Financial independence means you bear the financial risk of any crop loss. You have operational independence if you are responsible for crop production decisions and have access to equipment.
To obtain a contract of insurance, contact the customer service office in Prince Albert and make an appointment to complete an application for insurance before March 31.
You will be asked to provide:
- your contact information (mailing address, phone numbers, etc.)
- information on the partners/shareholders if you are part of a partnership, company, etc.
- approval for SCIC to review your licence information collected by Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and/or the appropriate band office
SCIC administers this program based on your Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment licensed acres or your declared band acres. If you do not agree to share this information, SCIC will be unable to provide you with insurance.
Once the application is completed, staff will tell you if you are eligible for insurance. If you are not eligible, they will explain the reasons why.
SCIC reserves the right to review any contract to ensure compliance with eligibility requirements. Where concerns are identified, the contract holder will be advised of these requirements in order to maintain their contract in future years.