Fillable Electronic Forms and Applications Available at hail.mt.gov
Helena, Mont. – For 100 years the Montana State Hail Insurance program has been providing important hail coverage to Montana producers. With recent spring storms, it’s never too early to get covered. Montana producers can now conveniently access and fill-out applications for state hail insurance online by going to www.hail.mt.gov.
“The Montana State Hail Insurance Program was established 100 years ago by producers to fill coverage gaps in hail insurance. Because of the support of Montana producers, the program is still going strong to this day and is an effective tool to provide hail insurance for crops,” said Director Ron de Yong.
Producers can insure crops against hail damage at the maximum coverage rate of $75 per acre for dryland and $114 for irrigated land. Rates charged are a percentage of the insured amount and vary by county depending on the hail loss history of an area. A detailed list of rates by county and crop can be found on the program’s website.
An application for insurance and more details about payment options have been mailed to producers who previously purchased state hail insurance. For new policy applicants, information and applications are also available at www.hail.mt.gov. Completed forms can be emailed, mailed, faxed or submitted on-line to the department or used as a reference when you contact the office by phone.
Montana State Hail Insurance Program
P.O. Box 200201
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-5429
Toll Free: 1 (844) 515-1571
Fax: (406) 444-9422
The Montana State Hail Insurance program was created by producers in 1917 to provide basic hail insurance coverage on any crop grown in Montana. The program is directed by a five-member board consisting of three producers, the department director, and state insurance commissioner.
The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries. For more information on the department, visit agr.mt.gov.
Source: Montana Department of Agriculture