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  • Q What is the Quality Loss Option (QL)?

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    The QL is an option you may elect to improve your Actual Production History (APH) for years in which the you suffered a quality loss. An improved APH will allow you to increase your coverage.
  • Q How does the QL work?

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    When you elect the QL, you may choose to replace post-quality adjusted (QA) production to count (PTC) with pre-QA PTC for crop years in your APH database.
  • Q Will I be able to use the QL with my current plan of insurance?

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    The QL will be available for Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion, and APH plans of insurance for select crops.
  • Q What crops are eligible for the QL?

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    The QL option must be provided in the county actuarial documents for the crop to be eligible. Eligible crops include barley, buckwheat, canola, corn, cotton, flax, grain sorghum, malting barley, oats, rice, rye, safflower, soybean, sunflower, and wheat.
  • Q How will the QL affect my insurance premium?

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    To the degree that the QL increases your coverage, premiums will increase as well.
  • Q Am I eligible to elect the QL?

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    You are eligible to elect the QL when you insure one of the selected crops and the QL code is provided in the actuarial documents for your county.
  • Q When can I elect the QL?

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    You must elect the QL on or before the sales closing date, starting with the 2021 crop year, for all acreage planted for the elected crop.
  • Q Starting in 2021, how can I elect the QL for prior years?

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    Starting in 2021, you may elect the QL for those crop years in your APH database that experienced decreased PTC due to quality discounts. The PTC for these crop years can be replaced with pre-QA PTC if a Notice of Loss (NOL) was filed in that crop year.
  • Q Am I restricted on how frequently I elect the QL after first purchasing?

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    No, the QL is available for you to elect starting with the 2021 crop year.
  • Q Will I need to elect the QL each year?

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    Once you elect the QL, it is a continuous election in effect from year to year. However, you will need to modify your elections by the production reporting date on a yearly basis. If you cancel the QL prior to the following crop year’s sales closing date or if your policy is transferred to another Approved Insurance Provider (AIP), your APH database will revert to your pre-QA PTC amounts for all crop years in the APH database.
  • Q Can I choose specific years in my APH database to apply the QL?

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    Yes, the QL may apply to specific crop years within your APH database and is not limited to one year within the database. You must have filed a NOL in the crop year you wish to replace a yield in your APH database. This is how the AIP will verify pre-QA PTC.
  • Q If my loss did not qualify for an indemnity, but did qualify for quality adjustment, can I now replace my post-QA PTC with pre-QA PTC?

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    If you filed a NOL, regardless of whether you received an indemnity for that crop year, you are eligible to replace your post-QA PTC in your APH database with pre-QA PTC under the QL.