1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Stop 0801
Washington, DC  20250-0801


March 28, 2014


All Approved Insurance Providers
All Risk Management Agency Field Offices
All Other Interested Parties


Heather Manzano, Acting Deputy Administrator for Insurance Service /s/ Heather Manzano    3/28/2014


2015 Standard Reinsurance Agreement Plan of Operation Submission Extension
On February 12, 2014, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) issued Informational Memorandum: IS-14-002, which released the 2015 Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) documentation.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill), signed into law on February 7, 2014, created changes to the federal crop insurance program for the 2015 reinsurance year.  
Section IV.(f)(2)(A) of the SRA states that the complete Plan of Operations (Plan) shall be submitted to RMA by April 1, unless otherwise authorized.  RMA expects the Plan submission by April 1, 2014, but will consider revisions submitted by May 19, 2014.  The extension is to provide additional time for the Approved Insurance Providers to consider the Farm Bill impact in their 2015 Plan documentation submission.
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