The Supplemental Coverage Option is a new crop insurance program created by the 2014 Farm Bill. SCO provides coverage that will supplement a portion of the producer’s insurance deductible on their individual coverage plan. Producers will be required to purchase an individual plan of insurance (YP, RP, or RP-HPE) to be eligible for additional SCO coverage. In addition, any base acreage that is enrolled under the ARC-CO or ARC-IC programs will not be eligible for additional SCO coverage. These articles discuss the new SCO program in more detail.
2014 Farm Bill: The Supplemental Coverage Option
Further Discussion of the Supplemental Coverage Option