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April 30 – May 2 The Palmer House Hilton Chicago, IL

Presentation and sponsorship proposals are currently being accepted for the IDMA 2017 Annual Meeting and SeminarReal Time Data Management – From the Board Room to the Class Room,” scheduled for April 30 – May 2, 2017 at the legendary Palmer House Hilton Chicago Hotel in downtown Chicago.

We invite you to join us for our annual industry gathering of insurance data management professionals, and help us shape the content of our 2017 program by submitting innovative and informative educational sessions that focus on case studies, lessons learned, success stories, strategies, industry best practices, human talent and skill sets, and trending tools and technologies related to enterprise data management within the insurance industry.

For a list of suggested topics of interest, submission guidelines, and submission form, click here.  Deadline for submission is November 14, 2016.

For sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities and inquiries, please review the Sponsors and Exhibitors Prospectus and feel free to contact the IDMA Executive Director Farouk Yassine at or (201) 469-3069 with any questions.

IDMA plans on publishing the program and registration information in December. Stay tuned!


Examinations are offered Monday through Friday of the following exam windows.



 January 18-29
 May 16-27
 September 12-23

 January 16-27
 May 15-26
 September 18-29

Please use this form to register for any IDMA exam!



Are you interested in hosting an IDMA Training Workshop at your company site or at your industry event?

IDMA offers seven One-Day Training Workshops geared towards insurance industry professionals: Data Management for Insurance Professionals (DMIP), Insurance Data Quality (IDQ), Tools for Managing Data Effectively (TMDE), Data Governance and Stewardship (DG&S), Enterprise Data Management (EnterpriseDM), Claims Data Management (ClaimsDM), and Strategic Data Management (StrategicDM).

All these workshops include practical discussions and case studies for interactive participation.

Our workshops can be offered in conjunction with industry events at the invitation of the event sponsors or they can be requested by individual companies who agree to certain easy to-meet terms. Workshops can be abbreviated and customized to suit individual company requirements. For cost, sample agendas, and additional information, please contact Farouk Yassine at (201) 469-3069 or



IDMA currently has three active chapters in the United States: The Chicago Metro Chapter (Midwest Chapter); The New England Chapter; and The New York / New Jersey Metro Chapter.

IDMA Chapters meetings attendees find these meeting very valuable for content and networking as they address similar data management challenges. If you are interested in hosting an IDMA regional chapter meeting or starting a new chapter in your area, please contact Farouk Yassine at (201) 469-3069 or



Insurance Analytics 2016 – New Orleans, LA, October 20-21
Register using promo code IDMA and save $150 off of your conference registration fee. For additional information on this event, click here.

ACORD2016 Conference – Boca Raton, FL, November 1-3
IDMA members who are not members of ACORD will be able to attend ACORD2016 for the special registration fee of only $749. Use comp code IDMA2016 when registering.  For additional information on this conference, click here.

MDM & Data Governance Summit – New York, NY, November 8-10
Register using promo code IDMA and save $250 off of your conference registration fee. For additional information on this event, click here.

The 2015 Data Governance Winter Conference – Delray Beach, FL, Nov 14-18
Register using discount code IDMA229 and save up to $150 off of your conference registration fee.  Register by October 14 and save an additional $100.  For additional information on this conference, click here.

Insurance IoT USA Summit 2016 – Chicago, IL, November 15-16
Register using discount code IDMA16 and save $300 off of your conference registration fee. For additional information on this event, click here.

Applied Insurance Analytics: A Framework for Driving More Value from Data Assets, Technologies & Tools
This textbook was designed as practical handbook for all analytic stakeholders including executive sponsors, business analysts, data managers, and IT. It includes many practical tools and use cases. IDMA members can order the book from the publisher, FTPress. You can also download Chapter 1, the overview chapter, free from the site.


IDMA Mission Statement

The Insurance Data Management Association, Inc. (IDMA) is an independent, non-profit, professional learned association dedicated to increasing the level of professionalism, knowledge, and visibility of insurance data management.

Value Proposition

With every advance in technology, the value of data increases. Evolving and new technologies make sharing data fairly simple, but if bad information moves through a process, the costs grow exponentially at each step. Data must be managed to ensure quality, to ensure maximum benefit to the organization. If Senior Managers receive bad data, how can they properly manage? If Marketing receives incorrect information, the dollar value of lost opportunities can only be guessed. In the realm of regulatory or statutory reporting, bad data may create a liability for your organization. All of the Actuarial, Claims, Compliance, Finance, and Information Technology functions need reliable data to work with. The data manager's function is to provide other managers with the information they need to fulfill their role.

General Information Value to Actuaries Value to Marketing
Value to Senior Management Value to Claims Value to Statistical and Regulatory Reporting
Value to Compliance/ Government Value to Finance Value to Underwriting
Relations and Regulators Value to Information Technology

Education Value
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