Full RMP program details are now available to help Ontario farmers finalize their 2019 program decisions. In April, the provincial government announced that RMP would continue with the addition of a new 95 per cent coverage level. The new coverage level is a cost-effective alternative to the existing 100 per cent coverage level.
Participation timelines have been adjusted to provide additional time for customers to make the best decisions for their farm businesses.
Full 2019 program details, including premium rates and updated timelines, are available on Agricorp’s website for the following plans:
· Grains and oilseeds
Renewing coverage for 2019
Renewal packages will be mailed in May. When customers receive their packages, they can follow these steps to secure coverage for 2019:
Step 1: Review your renewal
Make sure the contact information, insured production for livestock, insured acres for grains and oilseeds, and business details are all up-to-date and accurate. This helps keep coverage ready for when customers need it.
Step 2: Consider your options
Review the 2019 premium rates and use the Rates, Dates and Updates information sheet, in renewal packages, to help evaluate individual premium options.
Customers can also call Agricorp – a representative would be happy to help.
Step 3: Select your coverage
Because of the new coverage-level option, coverage is not automatically renewed this year. Customers will need to evaluate their options and contact Agricorp to select a coverage level that is best for their farms.
Tip: RMP: Grains and Oilseeds customers can also select their coverage level when they report their planted acres for Production Insurance, all in one phone call.