ARMtech’s New Production Cost Insurance Guarantees Revenue for Farmers LUBBOCK, TEXAS – (Oct. 21, 2016) – ARMtech Insurance Services, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of Production Cost Insurance (PCI), a private product designed to safeguard agricultural producers’ profitability by covering both input costs and a significant portion of fixed costs. ARMtech is partnering with Global Ag Risk Solutions, which developed Production Cost Insurance as an innovative approach to crop insurance which is margin revenue‐based rather than yield‐based. Farming is a high risk business, and volatile price movements in seed, chemical, fertilizer, and commodities make it difficult to predict farm revenue from year to year. PCI alleviates these concerns by providing a predictable annual revenue stream above defined, direct input costs. “PCI is a revolutionary new way to think about crop insurance,” said Michael Smith, President and CEO of ARMtech Insurance Services. “By offering a margin‐based insurance product, PCI provides farm businesses with the confidence to invest in their crop knowing their input costs are covered.” PCI is a reliable and predictable risk management tool that not only covers the cost of production in challenging growing seasons, but one that promotes best practices in farm management across virtually all aspects of the operation. When adversity strikes at any phase of the crop production cycle, PCI empowers producers to make optimal management and agronomy decisions. “We are delighted to partner with ARMtech and their respected agent team,” says Grant Kosior, President and CEO of Global Ag Risk Solutions. “The Production Cost Insurance product which ARMtech will be offering their producer customers not only provides the margin and revenue support required to protect their farms and their families’ livelihood, it also provides the producers’ bankers and input suppliers the assurance they desire. PCI is the next generation of insurance for farmers.” The PCI plan of insurance will be available through ARMtech agents beginning in 2017. For more information, please visit www.armt.com or reach out to one of our many Marketing Representatives. About ARMtech Insurance Services ARMtech Insurance Services, Inc. (ARMtech), an operating subsidiary of Endurance, is a leading provider of federally sponsored Multi‐Peril Crop Insurance and private crop insurance products throughout the United States. A recognized leader in technology, ARMtech is focused on providing superior insurance products and services through a wide network of independent insurance agents. ARMtech’s headquarters are located at 7101 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX 79424. To learn more, visit www.armt.com or call ARMtech at (800) 335‐0120. About Global Ag Risk Solutions Global Ag Risk Solutions (GARS) launched its first margin protection product in 2011. GARS offers unique insurance that allows farmers to maximize inputs by increasing coverage dollar‐for‐dollar with every additional dollar spent on fertilizer, seed or chemical – without a corresponding increase in premium. GARS is entering its seventh year of insuring Canadian growers, and is now in its second year in the United States, expanding its presence with ARMtech Insurance Services, Inc. For more details, please contact Grant Kosior by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (306) 630‐6330.
2017 Diversified Services NEW Production Cost Insurance
10/17/2016 CGB-DS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH GLOBAL AG RISK SOLUTIONS TO DELIVER PRODUCTION COST INSURANCE TO AMERICA’S FARMERS "CGB-Diversified Services President, Ron Miiller, announced today that an agreement was made to deliver Production Cost Insurance (PCI) to America’s farmers. PCI, developed by Global Ag Risk Solutions (GARS) provides a unique revenue insurance for the three major operational inputs—fertilizer, seed, and chemicals— and an additional specific amount of revenue per acre.
“The PCI product allows us to show our customers a new and viable option in their risk management plan,” explained Jeff Baumgart, National Marketing Manager. “We continue to strive to find ways to help our customers protect their revenue and preserve their equity.”
“The skill and expertise of our agents combined with the PCI product is mutually beneficial for both our farming customers and agents,” said Miiller. “It is our utmost desire to help our customers make the best risk management decisions they can for their operations by working with someone they trust. By offering this product, our customers have an alternate solution to consider with the obstacles that they encounter in their operations.”
PCI is a private, revenue-based solution that insures the most utilized inputs on crops—fertilizer, seed, and chemicals as well as an additional specific amount of revenue per acre. PCI encourages farm managers to do what the farm needs, when it is needed. There is no ceiling nor an effect on premium as input costs rise. This insurance can be used as collateral with major banks. Each agreement is personally analyzed and prepared. Claims are paid quickly.
This product will be available for the 2017 crop season."