May 20, 2004
TO: 	 All Reinsured Companies
Applicable Trade Associations
RE: 	 Proposed Third Draft of the Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA) and
Appendices I, II, and IV
The Risk Management Agency (RMA) is releasing the enclosed third draft of the
proposed SRA along with three Draft Appendices to the Agreement:
Appendix I, Procurement Integrity, Drug Free Workplace and Anti-Lobbying
Appendix II, 2005 Plan of Operations; and
Appendix IV, (formerly Manual 14).
Appendix III (formerly Manual 13) is currently being prepared based in part on the
helpful feedback received during the Information Technology meeting held last week in
Kansas City, along with the company’s written comments.
In developing the third draft of the SRA, RMA again carefully considered each comment
generated from the second draft. This draft maintains RMA’s commitment to ensuring
the integrity of the crop insurance program, and providing for the effective and efficient
use of taxpayer dollars. In addition, RMA made every effort to address the continuance
of a viable and effective delivery system to maintain service to America’s agricultural
RMA is scheduling an industry-wide teleconference to review the proposed third draft.
The teleconference will be held at 3:00 pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, May 21st. The call
will again be held on a secure line and will be open to only reinsured company
representatives and their trade associations. Given the tight timeframe, written questions
are not expected.
RMA is also available to hold individual sessions (either face to face or by phone) with
each reinsured company or trade association under the same guidelines as previously
provided to you. Any reinsured company or trade association desiring an individual
session should contact:
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