Posted Nov. 09, 2018
November 15 is the deadline to file post-harvest claims and 2018 production declarations. According to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report for the period of October 30 to November 5, 2018, harvest has all but wrapped up, as 99 per cent of Saskatchewan crops are harvested. SCIC is reminding customers to fill out their production declarations. By providing a clear picture of their yield, producers build their personalized insurance package and identify whether they are in a claim position. This ensures producers are accurately covered for what is actually harvested.
Producers are covered for both losses in yield and quality. If producers are in a claim position, the sooner they report production, the sooner the claim is processed. There is a late penalty for those who file after November 15 and any claim received after December 31 will not be processed.
Producers can access their Crop Insurance information from a home computer or a mobile device with the online application CropConnect. Through CropConnect producers can file their declaration form and register a claim. If they do not want to submit their information online, producers can complete the form, mailed to them in September, and return it by mail, fax, phone or drop it off at any of the 21 customer service locations across the province.
If producers are experiencing delays and will not be finished harvest by the deadline, they should contact SCIC by November 15 to request an extension of insurance.
To register a claim or request an extension of insurance producers can contact their local Crop Insurance office or call toll-free 1-888-935-0000. To access more information visit scic.ca.
For more information, contact::
Tessa Krofchek, Communications Consultant
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation
About SCIC: Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is a provincial Treasury Board Crown Corporation under the portfolio of the Minister of Agriculture. The Corporation provides local service to Saskatchewan producers and continues to focus on its progress to meet the changing needs of the province's farmers and ranchers. SCIC is responsible for administering a suite of business risk management programs: Crop Insurance AgriStability, Wildlife Damage Compensation Program and the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program. There are 21 SCIC Customer Service Offices throughout Saskatchewan. scic.ca