ACORD isn't just Standards and Forms. At its core, ACORD is people.
ACORD members and volunteers from across the full spectrum of the insurance industry unite behind the common goals of efficiency and progress embodied by the ACORD Standards. Our standards development process is driven by professionals like you, all willing to volunteer time and share expertise to improve our entire industry.
ACORD Implementation Communities are member-driven, collaborative efforts which create, maintain, and refine the ACORD Standards. There are several groups, tailored to different lines of business and geographic regions. We welcome your interest in any Implementation Community which serves your needs.
ACORD facilitates an open standards development process. One does not need to be an ACORD member to propose a change or enhancement to the ACORD Standards. These proposals are known as Maintenance Requests (MRs). If approved, they are then presented to the appropriate committees for review and vote. Information on current Maintenance Requests is publicly available.
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Participating in Implementation Communities and submitting Maintenance Requests are just two of the ways you can participate in the ACORD community and the Standards development process. See our Programs & Offerings for a complete list of the benefits afforded by ACORD membership.