Publications and Whitepapers


IDMA Data Management Value Proposition

Data management skills bring tremendous value, affecting the very viability of many aspects of an organization. A disciplined and trained data management professional can help your organization save money, increase revenue, increase customer satisfaction, and protect one of your business’s most valuable assets – your data.  The IDMA Data Management Value Proposition publication discusses the value that a strong data management program brings to the enterprise.


Data Management Best Practices (ISO publication)

In its continued efforts to promote data quality, ISO publishes Data Management Best Practices. The document defines quality data and its key characteristics, outlines the guiding principles for data-management best practices, and presents the best practices supporting those principles.  ISO has issued this publication as part of its long-standing commitment to data quality. The publication emphasizes the importance of engineering quality assurances into every phase of data management


IDMA Data Quality Certification Model

The IDMA Data Quality Certification Model for Insurance Data Management provides a framework for use in attesting to the quality of an organization's data. It is not intended to be a manual of detailed procedures. It also serves as guidelines for the data manager to use in controlling, monitoring and measuring the validity, accuracy, reasonability and completeness of data.  Note: The certification process applies to statistical data.


IDMA Inventory of Carrier Reports

IDMA maintains The Inventory of Carrier Reports, which is a tool to assist insurers in complying with the ever-increasing demand for data. It identifies reports which require carriers to submit detail or aggregate data for P&C lines of business to state insurance departments and affiliated agencies, rating and statistical agencies, and other data users.  The Inventory is dynamic – not definitions and rules – and it will change frequently.

The Inventory is available to all IDMA members, via the members only section of the website, and access will require a User ID and a Password.  For sample Inventory, please reach out to


List: Insurance Education Around the World

IDMA acknowledges that participation and cooperation with professional and education organizations around the world fosters professionalism among insurance data managers and ensures the health of the insurance industry. To help you communicate with groups, we have compiled an international list of educational organizations that focus on insurance.