Yield Protection policies insure producers in the same manner as APH polices, except a projected price is used to determine crop insurance coverage.
The Yield Protection plan is very similar to the APH plan, but is only available on crops that are eligible for Revenue Protection. The Yield Protection plan of insurance provides protection against a loss of production.
It works the same as the APH plan but instead of using a price election established by RMA, the price is established according to the applicable board of trade/exchange as defined in the policy document called the Commodity Exchange Price Provisions (CEPP). The price that is used is called the Projected Price. The Projected Price is used to calculate the guarantee, premium and loss payments.
The producer selects the percent of the projected price they want to insure, between 55 and 100 percent. The guarantee is established by multiplying the average yield by the coverage level and by the Projected Price, and an indemnity may be due when the value of the production to count is less than the yield protection guarantee plan.