PIA Member Benefit: ACORD End User License
Did you know that earlier this year ACORD began requiring all agents and brokers using ACORD forms to have their own End User License with ACORD, even if they access those forms through a licensed forms distributor such as an agency management system?
PIA has negotiated an agreement with ACORD that authorizes qualifying PIA members to access the End User License at no cost to the member, provided the PIA member accesses forms through an agency management system or another authorized distributor. PIA members not using an AMS can access ACORD forms directly through the ACORD website, utilizing a $20 PIA member discount off the ACORD forms online subscription (the ACORD Advantage Plus Program.).
However, to avoid paying for the ACORD forms license and/or to receive the $20 discount on an online ACORD forms subscription, PIA members must ask PIA National to confirm their PIA membership with ACORD.
Here are more details about the two member benefit options available to qualifying PIA members:
- If your agency has under $50 million in P&C revenue and uses an AMS or other licensed ACORD forms distributor, PIA will take care of your End User License fees allowing agents to utilize ACORD forms. Agents and brokers will need to sign an End User License Agreement (EULA) with ACORD.
- If you are a PIA member not using a form distributor, (i.e. no AMS) with a gross P&C revenue under $1 Million, you qualify for the ACORD Advantage Plus Program. You may access ACORD forms directly from ACORD for a $20 PIA member discount. Agents and brokers will need to sign an End User License Agreement (EULA) from ACORD.
Below are the cases that would involve direct cost for an ACORD End User License:
• If you are a PIA member with more than $1 Million in annual revenue and you do not use an agency management system, contact ACORD for information on the Agent and Broker Redistribution Program. There will be a direct cost for use of this program.
• If you are a PIA member with more than $50 Million in annual revenue, contact ACORD for information on the Agent and Broker Redistribution Program. There will be a direct cost for use of this program.
For more information on this PIA member benefit, please visit www.pianet.com/acord.
To request that PIA National confirm your PIA membership with ACORD, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.