Farmers, Agents, Approved Insurance Providers, and the USDA Risk Management Agency share the responsibility and work together to prevent wasteful spending and fraud in an effort to preserve the crop insurance program.
What Should You Report?
Report violations of laws and regulations relating to FCIC programs, including any of the following:
• Criminal Activity, such as: Bribery, Smuggling, Theft, Fraud, Endangerment of Public Health or Safety
• Mismanagement / Waste of Funds
• Workplace Violence
• Employee Misconduct
• Conflict of Interest
How to Report Suspected Fraud
If you suspect an insured, agent, or other person involved with the Federal Crop Insurance program has committed fraud, waste, or abuse, you should immediately report the activity either to a Company representative or directly to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
USDA Fraud Hotline
If you suspect fraud, waste or abuse in the federal crop insurance program you may call the USDA’s toll-free fraud hotline at 1-800-424-9121. The hotline is staffed between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm (Eastern Time). You may also write USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), P.O. Box 23399, Washington, DC 20026. Additionally you can submit a complaint electronically. Whether calling or writing, always include as much detail as you can.
For additional information on reporting crop insurance fraud, please click on the following link:
Hudson Crop Hotline
You can report fraud by contacting the Hudson Crop Corporate Office at 1-866-450-1445 and asking for the National Compliance Manager.