ACORD News

Industry Blockchain Initiative B3i Gets Ready to Go Live for January Renewals

The industry’s Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) announced a year ago it had developed a reinsurance blockchain prototype for a property excess-of-loss (XOL) contract and asked the industry to help test it. The initial results are in. Months of testing …

ACORD Launches Data Toolkit for London Market Reinsurance, Big Commercial Risks

ACORD, the global standards body for the insurance industry, has launched an Adoption Toolkit to support the application of data standards for global reinsurance and large commercial risks in the London market. “The benefits of implementing data standards are being …

First Blockchain for Marine Insurance Now Running

A blockchain that is said to be the first for $30 billion marine insurance is now in commercial use, according to a coalition of technology, insurance, marine and consulting businesses. EY, Guardtime, A.P. Møller-Maersk, Microsoft and insurance partners Willis Towers …

Marsh Develops Commercial Blockchain Solution for Proof of Insurance

Marsh announced it is collaborating with IBM, ACORD and its client, ISN, to develop a commercial blockchain solution for proof of insurance. By using blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, Marsh said the certificate of insurance process will be transformed “from …

ACORD Names Maine’s The MEMIC Group Top Workers’ Comp Company in U.S.

The MEMIC Group, a Portland, Maine-headquartered workers’ compensation carrier, has been ranked the top workers’ compensation company in the U.S. by the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD), the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry. In a …

EY, Maersk and Microsoft Create Blockchain-Based Marine Insurance Platform

Consultancy EY, data security firm Guardtime, Microsoft and ship operator Maersk have joined to build a blockchain-based marine insurance platform that will be the first real-world use of the nascent technology in the shipping industry. EY and Guardtime said the …

Beazley Joins EbixExchange Accounting Platform

Ebix Europe, the electronic messaging communications specialists for the global re/insurance market, announced that insurer Beazley is the latest carrier to join its EbixExchange accounting platform. Using ACORD standards, the platform adds transparency and accelerates the accounting and settlement process, …

Ruschlikon Expands Global Reach in 2015; Use of ACORD Standards Rises 20%

Ruschlikon, the global community of insurers, brokers and reinsurers with a mission to optimize industry administrative costs and enhance client services, announced achieved several important milestones in 2015 — a year that saw an expansion of its global footprint. Ruschlikon* …

Willis Launches Electronic Platform for Faster Premiums, Claims Payments

Willis Group Holdings has launched Willis Accounting, a new global electronic accounting platform designed to speed up cash flow and settle claims more quickly with carriers and clients. Following a successful pilot, Willis Accounting replaces traditional paper and email delivery …

Former Microsoft Executive Hartnett Named ACORD Innovation Chief

The insurance industry’s standards organization, ACORD, announced that Bill Hartnett, former financial services and insurance head at Microsoft, has been named its head of innovation, charged with bringing new ways of thinking and doing business to the organization and the …