2000 and Succeeding Crop Years
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20250
FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE HANDBOOK
DATE: February 2, 2000
CRANBERRY LOSS ADJUSTMENT
2000 AND SUCCEEDING CROP
OPI: Product Development Division
THIS HANDBOOK CONTAINS THE OFFICIAL FCIC-APPROVED LOSS ADJUSTMENT
STANDARDS FOR THIS CROP FOR THE 2000 AND SUCCEEDING CROP YEARS. IN
THE ABSENCE OF INDUSTRY-DEVELOPED, FCIC-APPROVED PROCEDURE FOR THIS
CROP FOR 2000 AND SUCCEEDING CROP YEARS, ALL REINSURED COMPANIES
WILL UTILIZE THESE STANDARDS FOR BOTH LOSS ADJUSTMENT AND LOSS
SUMMARY OF CHANGES/CONTROL CHART
Major Changes: See changes or additions in text which have been redlined. Three stars (***) identify
information that has been removed.
Inserts loss adjustment procedures in a new handbook format that references the Cranberry Crop
Provisions (99-058) and the Catastrophic Risk Protection Endorsement (99-CAT).
Inserts section 1, “Introduction;” and section 2, “Special Instructions,” which contains form
distribution instructions, terms, abbreviations, and definitions used in this handbook.
Inserts section 3, “Insurance Contract Information,” that contains information on insurability;
general provisions not applicable to CAT coverage; unit division; and notice of damage or loss.
D. Adds section 4, “Cranberry Appraisals,” that contains general guidelines for selecting samples and
E. Adds section 5, “Appraisal Method,” which contains specific instructions for conducting cranberry
appraisals; and section 6, “Appraisal Deviations and Modifications,” which contains information on
appraisal deviations and modifications.
CRANBERRY LOSS ADJUSTMENT STANDARDS HANDBOOK
SUMMARY OF CH