The most important aspect of the structure of NCIS is its committees. Hundreds of crop insurance professionals from all over the country participate in the on-going process of making crop insurance better for companies, agents, and insureds.
Board of Directors – The Board of Directors has the responsibility of setting the overall course of the Association. This group is made up of top managers of NCIS Members.
Standing Committees – On the national level, NCIS has standing committees that meet at periodic intervals throughout the year to discuss recommendations on key issues for the industry. These standing committees include:
Regional/State Committees – At the base of the overall NCIS Committee structure are eighteen regional/state committees. Each company affiliated with NCIS is automatically a member of these committees in the region or states in which they operate. On matters in which a vote is taken, each NCIS Member is entitled to one vote. These committees meet at least annually and their primary purpose is to make policy and/or loss adjustment recommendations to the appropriate NCIS standing committees and the Board of Directors.
The regional/state committees may have subcommittees that may meet during the season to discuss issues of common concern related to crops grown within their geographical region so as to promote a positive insurance climate. Participation is open to full-service members of NCIS. Check our list of meetings for registration online.
During the months of April through November, NCIS conducts many training activities for crop insurance company adjusters and supervisors. These schools and field days are held all over the United States and cover a wide variety of crops.
Those who attend the schools learn about plant growth and development, the way crops recover after damage from insured perils, and how to adjust crops following damage from hail, drought, excess moisture, etc. Visit our Educational Activities page for a list and online registration.