Sherry Taylor, CPCU, manager, farm and agribusiness
"Our team is committed to providing insurers of farms and agribusinesses with products that respond to the rapidly changing nature of agriculture in this country.
“Where a county once had dozens of family farms, today you may find a few highly-consolidated production and processing operations, several specialty producers, and several ‘hobby farms,’ along with some traditional family farms that remain.
“We’re in an exciting phase of introducing new programs and revising those now widely used throughout the industry to give our customers the most comprehensive and flexible farm/ag product line.
“Our programs also feature product innovations that reflect profound changes in agriculture.
"These include the increased dependence on automated equipment, the growing need for commercial-style income coverage, and the fact that acreage often does not adequately reflect a risk’s concentration of exposure. These trends call for developing new rating procedures and rating bases, and AAIS is providing them.
“AAIS’s new and expanded farm and ag product line demonstrates our long term commitment to insurers who compete in the agricultural market.”
Sherry is AAIS’s leading expert in the development of new agricultural liability forms and rating classifications. She has held numerous positions with agricultural carriers and agencies, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.
AAIS is second to none in its commitment to serving farm and agricultural insurers with sound programs.
Whether you are a regional farm insurer, a national carrier, or an MGA program writer, you will find no better combination of product platforms and support service for insuring family farms or large, complex agricultural risks.
More than 150 companies, including half of the top farm insurers in the country, write more than $500 million of combined premium each year using AAIS farm and ag products. In addition, more than 250 farm mutual insurers in 10 states access AAIS programs through their mutual associations.
"I’ve always been impressed with the immediate availability of AAIS staff. Whatever my question or issue might be, I know that I can pick up the phone and connect with an individual who is eager to help. I also appreciate the staff’s willingness to entertain new concepts and ideas."
-- Martin Bobek
Ranchers and Farmers Insurance Company
Working in conjunction with major reinsurers and on behalf of national and regional ag insurers, AAIS has developed innovative, industry-leading programs for insuring property and liability exposures of the complete spectrum of farms and agricultural processing enterprises.
With these products, an insurer with the right underwriting expertise can prosper in a market of ever more diverse and specialized agricultural risks.
Insurance companies seeking more information on AAIS products and
services can contact Rick Maka, director of marketing and strategic
alliances, by our contact form or by calling 800-564-AAIS, ext. 222.