Margin Protection (MP) provides you coverage against an unexpected decrease in your operating margin (revenue less input costs). MP is area-based, using county-level estimates of average revenue and input costs to establish the amount of coverage and indemnity payments. To the extent that the average margin for a county is lower than expected, due to a decrease in revenue and/or an increase in input costs, MP will cover a portion of that shortfall. MP can be purchased by itself or in conjunction with a YP or RP policy. Coverage is available from 70%-95% of the expected margin.