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Governing Documents

GOVERNING DOCUMENTS
ACORD seeks to provide the insurance industry and related financial services industries with a structured and
cooperative process to create data standards that facilitate data and information exchange in support of eBusiness strategy. ACORD's mission includes development, maintenance and distribution of the highest quality data standards and standardized forms along with training and tools to assist in their implementation.

Interested parties are welcome to participate in our open process of developing and maintaining the standards according to the policies and procedures stated in our governing documents. These documents are available as PDFs and require the free  Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

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ACORD Antitrust/Competition Law Policy
EFFECTIVE: 17 MAY 2009 It is the policy of ACORD that its standards-setting program complies with the letter and spirit of applicable antitrust laws. Compliance with the antitrust laws is not only a legal obligation but is also in the best interest of ACORD and its membership. This document consists of U.S. and European Union antitrust compliance guidelines.

ACORD Bylaws
EFFECTIVE: 1 FEBRUARY 2013.


Intellectual Property Rights Policy
EFFECTIVE: 13 MAY 2008 ACORD's Intellectual Property Rights Policy addresses intellectual property contributions to published ACORD Standards.

Standards Program General Guidelines & Procedures
EFFECTIVE: 9 NOVEMBER 2010 Describes the following: The process flow in which standards are created and verified. The committee structure that facilitates the delivery of high quality standards to meet the industry’s needs.