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March 28, 2022


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


Heather Manzano, Deputy Administrator for Compliance /s/ Heather Manzano    3/28/2022


Risk Management Agency Improper Payments Reviews

The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Risk Management Agency (RMA) is required annually, in accordance with Appendix C of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-123, Requirements for Effective Estimation and Remediation of Improper Payments dated October 20, 2014, and the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019, to estimate and report an improper payment rate using a statistically selected, statistically valid sample of policies for the Federal crop insurance program.

The agency is now initiating its review of policies for the 2023 reporting period.


To comply with the above mandate for the 2023 reporting period, RMA has statistically selected a valid sample of policies from across the program for review from the 2021 reinsurance year. The policies, 445 in all, were selected with regard to the Approved Insurance Provider (AIP) that serviced the policy and will be reviewed to estimate an improper payment rate for the program.

Notifications will be transmitted on or about April 14, 2022, through the Compliance Activities Results System (CARS) SharePoint to each AIP servicing the selected policies. Regional Compliance Offices (RCO) will send notification letters to selected policyholders on or about April 21, 2022. AIPs will provide all applicable policyholder and AIP documentation to RMA through the CARS SharePoint by June 14, 2022.

DISPOSAL: Effective until superseded or rescinded.

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