For more information about current technology efforts in the industry, check out the following sites:
ACORD - ACORD is a nonprofit association whose mission is to facilitate the development and use of standards for the insurance, reinsurance and related financial services industries.
ACT - ACT is a partnership of independent agents, companies, technology vendors, user groups and associations dedicated to enhancing the use of technology and improved work flows within the Independent Agency System.
AAMGA - Sponsors Automation Conference featuring programs and vendor fair. Takes place annually in the spring.
E&S Joint Working Group - formed in 2008 Mission of the E&S JWG and the mission of the group is to improve the electronic exchange of information among Retailers and MGA/Wholesalers, Brokers, Program Managers, E&S Carriers, and Specialty Markets; and explore all opportunities for enhanced workflows; and recommend industry direction and encourage implementation.