What follows is an updated list of IT contacts at various insurance industry trade associations and educational groups. While the breadth and depth of the list is limited, it is an attempt to determine how many leading industry organizations have appointed a specific person or persons to track technology and electronic commerce issues.These individuals may be part of a formal information technology committee. More likely they are individuals who have a growing interest in information technology or electronic commerce and, therefore, are knowledgeable about some of the market trends.

In the spirit of networking, we've provided their names, phone number and e-mail addresses so our readers may contact them with questions or may find a forum in which to learn and share ideas about electronic commerce.

Agency-Company for Research and Development (ACORD)

One Blue Hill Plaza, 15th Fl., Pearl River, N.Y., 10965

Telephone number: 845-620-1700

Fax number: 845-620-3600

Web site: www.acord.org

Contact: Rick Gilman, vice president of communications

E-mail address: rgilmanl acord.org

Mission: To sustain its position as the industry's resource for technology and standards.

Membership: Property and casualty insurance companies

Number of members: 25,000 to 30,000

2002 annual meeting: May 19-23 in Orlando

American Association of Managing

General Agents

7450 W. 130th, Ste. 210, Overland Park, Kan., 66213

Telephone number: 913-851-7949

Fax number: 816-851-3652

Web site: www.aamga.org

Contact: Bernie Heinze, executive director

E-mail address: bernie.heinze aamga.org

Mission: To provide a renewed commitment to growth and prosperity for member companies and the industry they serve.

Membership: Managing general agents and vendor associate members

Number of members: 252 managing agents; 254 vendor associates

2002 annual meeting: May 5-9 in Las Vegas

American Council of Life Insurance

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20004

Telephone number: 202-624-2128

Fax number: 202-624-2319

Web site: www.acli.com

Contact: David Leifer, counsel

E-mail address: davidleifer acli.com

Mission: To advocate the interests of life insurers and their millions of policyholders before federal and state legislators, state insurance departments, administration officials, federal regulatory agencies, and the courts.

Membership: Life insurance companies

Number of members: 425

2001 annual meeting: Nov. 11-13 in Boston

American Institute for Chartered

Property Casualty Underwriters

720 Providence Road, Malvern, Pa., 19355

Telephone number: 610-644-2101

Fax number: 610-640-9576

Web site: www.aicpcu.org

Contact: Jim Fryer, director, information technology education

E-mail address: fryer cpcuiia.org

Mission: To provide leadership in expanding knowledge through education, publications and research for risk management and insurance professionals of tomorrow.

Membership: Adult and college level students

Number of members: Adult and college level students

2002 annual meeting: Not available

American Insurance Association

1130 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20036

Telephone number: 202-828-7100

Fax number: 202-293-1219

Web site: www.aiadc.org

Contact: Eric Goldberg

E-mail address: egoldberg aiadc.org

Mission: To forge constructive solutions to industry issues by listening to opinions and ideas of our companies, consumers, regulators, and business leaders, and build a consensus by melding the best of what the insurance industry needs to remain sound and what consumers need in insurance protection.

Membership: Property and casualty companies

Number of members: 366

2002 annual meeting: March 12-13 in

Washington, D.C.

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society

720 Providence Rd., Malvern, Pa., 19355

Telephone number: 800-932-2728

Fax number:610-251-2780

Web site: www.cpcusociety.org

Contact: James Marks, executive vice president

E-mail address: jmarks cpcusociety.org

Mission: The Society is dedicated to meeting the needs of professionals who have earned the CPCU designation, so that they may serve others in a competent and ethical manner.

Membership: Property casualty underwriters

Number of members: 30,000

2001 annual meeting: Oct. 21-23 in Seattle

Compensation Advisory Organization of Michigan

P.O. Box 3337, Livonia, Mich., 48151

Telephone number: 734-462-9600

Fax number: 734-462-9721

Web site: www.caom.com

Contact: Jon Heikkinen, senior vice president, data services

E-mail address: jheikkinen caom.com

Mission: To enhance the workers' compensation system through customer service, education and administration of the Michigan Workers' Compensation Placement Facility. To perform duties in an equitable, professional, and responsive manner when dealing with all participants in the system.

Membership: Insurance carriers in Michigan licensed to sell workers' comp products

Number of members: 250

2002 annual meeting: Not available

Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel

P.O. Box 6068, South Bend, Ind., 46660

Telephone number: 508-668-6859

Fax number: 508-668-6892

Web site: www.thefederation.org

Contact: Joseph Olshan, acting executive director

E-mail address: administrator thefederation.org

Mission: To represent the interests of those who need a defense in civil lawsuits. To operate in the best and most ethical way possible while helping each other stay informed about legal trends and developments which affect those whom we represent.

Membership: Attorneys representing and defending insurance carriers of various product lines

Number of members: 1,400

2002 annual meeting: Not available

Health Insurance Association of America

1201 F St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C., 20004

Telephone number: 202-824-1600

Fax number: 202-824-1722

Web site: www.hiaa.org

Contact: Devin Jopp, chief information officer

E-mail address: djopp hiaa.org

Mission: Represents members' interests in Congress and state legislatures; communicate members' views to policymakers and consumers.

Membership: Health insurance companies

Number of members: 321

2001 annual meeting: Nov. 3-7 in Orlando

Independent Insurance Agents of America

127 South Peyton St., Alexandria, Va., 22314

Telephone number: 800-221-7917

Fax number:703-683-7556

Web site: www.iiaa.org

Contact: Madeline Flanagan, director of research and information

E-mail address: mflanagan iiaa.org

Mission: Through its work with insurers, vendors and other industry organizations, the association intends to achieve seamless communication and data transfer for its members.

Membership: Independent agents

Number of members: 300,000

2001 annual meeting: Oct. 27-30 in Honolulu

Inland Marine Underwriters Association

111 Broadway, New York, N.Y., 10001

Telephone number: 212-233-7958

Fax number: 212-732-3451

Web site: www.imua.org

Contact: Ronald Thornton, president

E-mail address: imuargt aol.com

Mission: To serve as the collective voice of the U.S. inland marine insurance industry, and provide members with education, research and communications services that support the inland marine underwriting discipline.

Membership: Inland marine insurers

Number of members: 400

Insurance Accounting and Systems

Association (IASA)

4705 University Dr., Suite 280, Durham, N.C., 27717

Telephone number: 919-489-0991

Fax number: 919-489-1994

Web site: www.iasa.org

Contact: Elaine Powell, secretary treasurer

E-mail address:epowell iasa.org

Mission: Through cooperative effort, promote the study and development of modern practices and procedures applicable to insurance accounting and systems.

Membership: Health care, life, property-casualty and reinsurance companies

Number of members: 1,700

2002 annual meeting: June 2-5 in San Francisco

Insurance Information Institute

110 William St., 24th Fl., New York, N.Y., 10038

Telephone number: 212-346-5500

Fax number: 212-732-1916

Web site: www.iii.org

Contact: John Spagnuolo, director of new media

E-mail address: johns iii.org

Mission: To improve public's understanding of insurance what it does ands how it works, primarily through the media.

Membership: Property and casualty insurers

Number of members: 275

2002 annual meeting: Not available

Institute for Business and Home Safety

1408 North Westshore Boulevard, Ste. 208, Tampa, Fla., 33607

Telephone number: 813-286-3400

Fax number: 813-286-9960

Web site: www.ibhs.org

Contact: Hilary Thomson, information resources manager

E-mail address: hthomson ibhs.org

Mission: To reduce deaths, injuries, property damage, economic losses and human suffering caused by natural disasters, and to help make disaster resistance an important consideration in our home and work environments.

Membership: P&C insurers and reinsurers

Number of members:100

2001 annual meeting: Nov. 13-15 in San Antonio

International Insurance Society Inc.

101 Murray St., New York, N.Y. 10007

Telephone number: 212-815-9294

Fax number: 212-815-9297

Web site: www.iisonline.org

Contact: Linda Bock, executive director

E-mail address: lbock tci.edu

Mission: To facilitate the worldwide transfer of ideas and innovations and to foster the development of personal networks across national and international insurance markets through a joint effort of executives and academics.

Membership: Chief executives and senior officers spanning multiple insurance lines

Number of members: 1,000

2002 annual meeting: July 14-17 in Singapore

Life Office Management Association (LOMA)

2300 Windy Ridge Pkwy., Suite 600, Atlanta, Ga., 30339

Telephone number: 770-951-1770

Fax number: 770-984-0441

Web site: www.loma.org

Contact: Patricia Toups, chief librarian, information center

E-mail address: infotr loma.org

Mission: LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its worldwide members in the insurance and

financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing and related products and services.

Membership: Insurance and financial service companies

Number of members: 1,250 member companies

2002 annual meeting: April 7-10 in

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

National Association of Health Underwriters

2000 North 14th St., Suite 450, Arlington, Va., 22201

Telephone number: 703-276-0220

Fax number: 703-841-7797

Web site: www.nahu.org

Contact: Kevin Corcoran, executive vice president

E-mail address: kcorcoran nahu.org

Mission: Serving the public by promoting the activities and ethical conduct of insurance professionals through communication, education and legislative representation.

Membership: Agents, brokers and company health insurance professionals

Number of members: 16,000

2002 annual meeting: June 23-26 in Dallas.

National Association of Independent

Insurance Adjusters

300 W. Washington, Chicago, Ill., 60606

Telephone number: 312-853-0808

Fax number: 312-853-3225

Web site: www.naiia.com

Contact: David Mehren, executive director

E-mail address: assist naiia.com

Mission: Create dignity and invite a feeling of high regard to the business and profession of independent adjusting.

Membership: Independent insurance adjusters

Number of members: 365 member companies

2002 annual meeting: Not available

National Association of Mutual

Insurance Companies

3601 Vincennes Rd., Indianapolis, Ind., 46268

Telephone number: 317-875-5250

Fax number: 317-879-8408

Web site: www.namic.org

Contact: Mike Ulmer, director, IS

E-mail address: infosys namic.org

Mission: Through its presence in federal legislative and regulatory issues, NAMIC strives to serve the interests of member companies, the property/casualty industry and millions of policyholders.

Membership: Property & casualty insurance companies

Number of members: 1,200

2001 annual meeting: Sept. 23-26 in Washington, D.C.

National Association of Professional Surplus

Lines Offices Ltd.

6405 N. Cosby Ave., Suite 201,

Kansas City, Mo., 64151

Telephone number: 816-741-3910

Fax number: 816-741-5409

Web site: www.napslo.org

Contact: Mike Ardis, communications coordinator

E-mail address: mike napslo.org

Mission: To identify and explain to regulatory, the media, the public and other segments of the insurance industry the vital role surplus lines plays in the insurance industry.

Membership: Surplus lines and wholesale insurance marketers

Number of members: 1,200

2001 annual meeting: September 12-16 in San Antonio

Professional Insurance Agents of America

400 N. Washington St., Alexandria, Va., 22314

Telephone number: 703-836-9340

Fax number: 703-836-1279

Web site: www.pianet.com

Contact: Casey McAllister, director, IS

E-mail address: caseymc pianet.org

Mission: PIA serves its members by analyzing a broad spectrum of industry information, synthesizing it and providing it to our members in a form they can use to benefit their clients and build their businesses.

Membership: Agents specializing in home, auto and business coverage

Number of members: 180,000

2001 annual meeting: Not available

Reinsurance Association of America

1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 900,

Washington, D.C., 20004

Telephone number: 202-638-3690

Fax number: 202-638-0936

Web site: www.reinsurance.org

Contact: Chris Shue, director, IS

Mission: To advance the interests of the U.S. property and casualty reinsurance industry through effective

government relations with state and federal regulatory agencies, legislators and other elected or appointed officials, and representation before judicial bodies.

Membership: Property/casualty reinsurance companies

Number of members: 30 member companies and affiliates.

2001 annual meeting: Not available

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