Heartland firmly believes in the principle of equal employment opportunity and remains committed to recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, and compensating individuals without regard to race, color, religion or creed, age, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, liability for service in the armed services of the United States, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam-era or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws.
Heartland’s agents and other affiliates involved with the sales and service of Federal crop insurance policies are required to offer program benefits to all eligible producers in accordance with Heartland’s and all Federal nondiscrimination policies. Federal Crop Insurance Programs must be made available to all eligible producers without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, marital or family status, political beliefs or sexual orientation. The Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA), Section VI. P. General Provisions, requires all Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to adhere to all the applicable civil rights rules and regulations.
Allegations of discrimination in the Federal Crop Insurance Program are to be reported to the Heartland Compliance Department at:
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
Additionally, The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) Information about how to file a discrimination complaint is available at: http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/civilrights/complaint.html. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact the Department by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).