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Nancy Hostler
Oct 2, 2018

Insurance Standards Donors Recognized for Their Industry Contributions at ACORD Connect 2018

PEARL RIVER, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry, will recognize a number of insurance leaders who have donated assets for the benefit of the ACORD community and the industry at large with Industry Contributor Awards, to be presented at ACORD Connect 2018.

ACORD Standards, which are widely used throughout the global insurance industry, have been shown to improve data quality and flow, increase efficiency, and enable improvements in process, organization, and technology. ACORD engages over 8,000 organizations, including carriers, brokers, agents, reinsurers, solution providers, and other participants.

The organizations to be recognized include:

  • Aon, for donation of a cyber data breach standard,
  • Beazley, for donation of a cyber data breach standard,
  • The Hartford, for donation of XML material for Digital Standards development,
  • MetLife, for donation of a claims lodgement API for Australian life insurance, and
  • Nationwide, for donation of message structures for Digital Standards.

"Donated assets and solution construction aids play a critical role in accelerating the quality and speed-to-value of our standards development process," said ACORD President and CEO Bill Pieroni. "ACORD Members who actively donate are helping to facilitate data exchange among their trading partners throughout the value chain, and taking an active hand in shaping the industry, its future, and their own ability to thrive. We deeply appreciate their contributions, and we encourage other organizations to follow their lead."

ACORD Connect 2018 will be held October 10-11, 2018 in New Orleans. The annual event will give participants the opportunity to explore important strategic issues facing the global insurance industry; enhance their expertise with ACORD Standards & Architecture; and earn valuable continuing education credits through professional development sessions. The program will provide ample opportunity to network with thought leaders and key influencers from across the full spectrum of companies and roles – from architects to senior executives – in the global insurance industry.

Visit for a detailed event schedule or to register to attend.

About ACORD 
ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is the global standards-setting body for the insurance and related financial services industries. ACORD facilitates fast, accurate data exchange, and efficient workflows through the development of electronic standards, standardized forms, and tools to support their use. ACORD members worldwide include hundreds of insurance and reinsurance companies, agents and brokers, software providers, financial services organizations and industry associations. ACORD maintains offices in New York and London. Learn more at