TREND-ADJUSTED APH PILOT PROGRAM Beginning in 2012, corn and soybean producers who purchase crop insurance by the sales closing date have the option to elect the Trend-Adjusted APH (TA-APH). This pilot program, sponsored by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and Integrated Financial Analytics and Research, adjusts eligible yields, in qualifying APH databases, to reflect long term increases in the county’s historical yield. The program is available for select counties in CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, and WI (All FMH states excluding AR and OK).
Must have at least one APH database with an actual yield in one of the four most recent crop years for that crop/county.
Only available on buy-up policies.
Must be elected by sales closing date by entering the “TA” in the “options” column on application or change form.
Corn insured as silage type and soybeans insured as specialty type are excluded.
APH databases for organic certified and organic transitional acreage are excluded.
Cups and yield floors are not applicable when “TA” is elected for the crop.
Databases insured under written agreement are excluded with the exceptions of High Risk Land and Unit Agreement.
Additional rules and requirements do apply. For more details, please reference the Trend-Adjusted Handbook, available on the RMA website. As of 02-01-2012, this information is located; RMA website / Home / Bulletins and Handbooks / Product Management bulletins / 2011 / PM-11-046.
Access the “TA Comparison Report” available on eCrop (Agency / Reports / TA comparison report) to find all yields necessary for quoting purposes. “View Trend Adjustment Worksheet” on each individual unit to see the calculations for that unit.
Log into www.fmh.com and click on the Trend Yield Adjustment Maps quick-link box to view the 2012 trend rate for each specific crop, state, and county. Trend Adjustment rates are also available on the RMA website actuarial document manager.
Please contact FMH for further details on the Trend-Adjusted APH (TA-APH).