INFORMATIONAL MEMORANDUM: COM–22-001
United States Department of Agriculture
Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services
Risk Management Agency
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-0801
All Risk Management Agency Field Offices
All Other Interested Parties
On July 16, 2019, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) issued Manager’s Bulletin MGR-19-021 Agriculture Risk Protection Act (ARPA) List Review Standards. This guidance provides clear expectations of what actions Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) are to perform regarding the Agriculture Risk Protection Act (ARPA) List, including specific actions AIPs are to take with respect to agents and adjusters identified on the ARPA List. The guidance also instructs AIPs how those actions, along with the results, should be reported to RMA.
The guidance states that the scenarios used to generate the ARPA list are subject to change from year to year. As such the narrative accompanying the ARPA list would be attached as Appendix A and released each year. Based on feedback from the Data Mining Steering Committee, Appendix A will not be updated each year and instead AIPs will generate the narrative from the ARPA list in AIP HyDRA. MGR-19-021 ARPA List Review Standards has been rescinded.
AIPs shall generate the ARPA narrative from the ARPA List report on HyDRA. The narrative is located under the “Docs” icon in the upper right toolbar.
AIPs shall follow the ARPA List Review Standards located on the RMA Website: Home | RMA (usda.gov) from the “Topics” drop down select “Compliance Information”.
Effective until superseded or rescinded.