Fraud

It is the goal and objective of Heartland to deliver risk management tools to this nation’s farmers and ranchers with the utmost honesty and integrity.  Moreover, Heartland strives to do so in a manner consistent with all Federal and State laws and regulations applicable to the crop insurance industry.

Heartland maintains a goal of fair and compliant delivery of crop insurance protection with respect to its policyholders, agents, loss adjusters and employees.  Heartland’s Compliance Department is responsible for managing formal policyholder complaints and cases of suspected misrepresentation, fraud, waste or abuse.  The department assures that applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures are utilized appropriately; pledging that responses to inquiries, disputes, complaints, etc. are responded to in a timely manner.  In addition, Heartland’s Quality Control Department conducts reviews to determine if applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures are being followed.

Formal complaints and suspected misrepresentation, fraud, waste, or abuse in the Federal Crop Insurance Program are to be reported to the Heartland Compliance Department:

Mail:      Heartland Crop Insurance, Inc.

               Attention:  Compliance Department

               P.O. Box 330

               Topeka, KS  66601-0330

Phone:  (785) 235-5566 or (888) 789-5566 (toll-free)

Fax:        (785) 235-5577

E-mail:   ComplianceDepartment@HeartlandCropInsurance.com

Additionally, reports of suspected misrepresentation, fraud, waste, or abuse in the Federal Crop Insurance Program can be reported to the USDA's Office of Inspector General (OIG):

Call:        (800) 424-9121 (toll-free hot line)The hot line is staffed between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM (Eastern Time).  Employees or members of the public may speak with a hot line analyst during these hours.  The local number is (202) 690-1622 or (202)690-1202 (TDD).

Mail:      USDA's Office of Inspector General

               P.O. Box 23399

               Washington, DC 20026

Fax:        (202) 690-2474

E-mail:  usda_hotline@oig.usda.gov