Client Resources & Links

Nonprofit

American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
www.acce.org

Devoted to helping chamber executives and their staffs play a significant leadership role in their communities, the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) was established in 1914. ACCE's mission is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. ACCE is the place for chamber professionals to learn from, and with, each other. Members enjoy many forms of networking through online forums, national and regional events and referrals with ACCE providing the 'place' for those with interest in leading communities. ACCE offers an array of high quality educational and learning opportunities, from practical how to products to visionary leadership and problem solving programs, all to sharpen leadership and management skills. ACCE also plays a leadership role in identifying and analyzing trends, benchmarks and best practices.

American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
www.asaenet.org

ASAE, known as the association of associations, is considered the advocate for the nonprofit sector. The society is dedicated to advancing the value of voluntary associations to society and supporting the professionalism of the individuals who lead them. Founded in 1920 as the American Trade Association Executives, with 67 charter members, ASAE now has 25,000 individual members who manage leading trade, professional, and philanthropic associations. ASAE represents approximately 10,000 associations serving more than 287 million people and companies worldwide and vendors that offer products and services to the association community.

Boardsource
www.boardsource.org

BoardSource increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors through their highly acclaimed consulting practice, publications, tools, and membership program. BoardSource provides Resources to nonprofit leaders through workshops, training, and an extensive Web-based database. They also provide governance consultants who work directly with nonprofit leaders to design specialized solutions to meet an organization's needs, and offer the most comprehensive selection of material on nonprofit governance, including a large selection of booklets, books, videotapes, and audiotapes. There is also an annual conference that brings together approximately 600 board members and chief executives of nonprofit organizations from around the world.

Finance & Administration Roundtable (FAR)
www.far-roundtable.org

The Finance and Administration Roundtable (FAR) is the area's only association dedicated exclusively to not-for-profit financial and administrative professionals. Since 1983, FAR has provided an environment for not-for-profit professionals to network, exchange ideas, share information, and stay informed about the latest issues, trends, and news. The membership currently represents nearly 200 trade associations, professional societies, charitable and other not-for-profit organizations.

III
www.iii.org

The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is to improve public understanding of insurance. For more than 40 years, the I.I.I. has provided definitive insurance information. Today, the I.I.I. is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance. Each year, the I.I.I. works on more than 3,700 news stories, handles more than 6,000 requests for information and answers nearly 50,000 questions from consumers. In addition to direct contact with the media, individuals and organizations, the I.I.I. publishes a host of helpful pamphlets and books ranging in subjects from 9 Ways to Lower Your Auto Insurance Costs to the I.I.I. Fact Book. The Institute does not lobby. Its central function is to provide accurate and timely information on insurance subjects.

IRMI
www.irmi.com

IRMI is a Dallas-based research and publishing company focusing on risk management and insurance. We take great pride in giving you up-to-date, objective, and practical strategies and tactics to help you succeed and prosper in a changing insurance and risk management environment. International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), was founded in 1978 to provide important risk and insurance information to business, legal, risk management, and insurance professionals. In the years since it was founded, IRMI has published the most comprehensive library (45,000+ pages) of practical manuals, books, and newsletters available. IRMI also sponsors seminars and conferences, and the annual IRMI Construction Risk Conference is the premier national symposium devoted exclusively to the management of construction risks. To maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest in its research, IRMI does not offer insurance sales, consulting, expert witness, underwriting, or similar services.

Society of Risk Management
www.srmcsociety.org

The Society of Risk Management Consultants sets the standards for the professions of Risk Management Consulting, Insurance Consulting and Employee Benefit Consulting. Its mission is to advance these professions to benefit the consultants themselves, their clients and the public through research, education, the exchange of information, and the promotion of professional and ethical guidelines. Practitioners must qualify for membership through education, training, experience and practices. Members adhere to a strict code of ethics, which requires fee-only compensation and precludes affiliation with an insurance company, agency or brokerage firm.

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Legal

Lawyer Locator Search
www.martindale.com/xp/Martindale/home.xml

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Ratings

A.M. Best Company, Inc.
www.ambest.com

A.M. Best Company, The Insurance Information Source, offers comprehensive data to insurance professionals. Founded in 1899 by Alfred M. Best, A.M. Best is the world's oldest and most authoritative source of insurance company ratings and information. Its Best's Ratings are the industry's standard measure of insurer financial performance.

Fitch
www.fitchratings.com

Fitch Ratings is a leading global rating agency committed to providing the world's credit markets with independent, timely and prospective credit opinions. Built on a foundation of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Fitch Ratings has grown rapidly during the past decade gaining market presence throughout the world and across all fixed income markets. Fitch Ratings is dual-headquartered in New York and London, operating offices and joint ventures in more than 49 locations and covering entities in more than 90 countries, including insurer financial strength ratings on over 2,000 insurance companies. Fitch Ratings is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fimalac, S.A., an international business support services group headquartered in Paris, France.

Standard and Poors
www.standardandpoors.com

A merger in 1941 of Standard Statistics and Poor's Publishing Company traces its roots to 1860 when Henry Varnum Poor published his History of Railroads and Canals of the United States. Mr. Poor was a leader in establishing the financial information industry on the principle of "the investor's right to know." Today, more than 140 years later, Standard & Poor's is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data, and is still delivering on that original mission. As the financial markets have grown more complex over the last century, the financial community has increasingly sought out Standard & Poor's rigorous, independent analysis, and information on stocks, bonds, mutual funds and many other complex investment vehicles. The critical thinking, opinions, news and data offered by Standard & Poor's have become an integral part of the global financial infrastructure.

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Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIPPRA)

Fact Sheet on Surveys of Terrorism Risk Insurance Markets
www.treas.gov/press/releases/js938.htm

Federal Register/Vol. 7/No. 3/Thursday, January 5, 2006/Notices
www.treas.gov/offices/domestic-finance/financial-institution/terrorism-insurance/pdf/8281.pdf

Terrorism Risk Insurance Program
www.treas.gov/offices/domestic-finance/financial-institution/terrorism-insurance/

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Insurance Industry

A.M. Best Company, Inc.
www.ambest.com

A.M. Best Company, The Insurance Information Source, offers comprehensive data to insurance professionals. Founded in 1899 by Alfred M. Best, A.M. Best is the world's oldest and most authoritative source of insurance company ratings and information. Its Best's Ratings are the industry's standard measure of insurer financial performance.

American Insurance Association (AIA)
www.aiadc.org

The American Insurance Association ("AIA") is the leading property - casualty insurance trade organization, representing more than 424 insurers that write more than $103 billion in premiums each year. AIA member companies offer all types of property - casualty insurance, including personal and commercial auto insurance, commercial property and liability coverage for small businesses, workers' compensation, homeowners' insurance, medical malpractice coverage, and product liability insurance.

National Council on Compensation Insurance Holdings, Inc.
www.ncci.com

NCCI operates as a not-for-profit rating, statistical and data management services organization. NCCI products and services assist insurers, regulatory officials, lawmakers, and other industry stakeholders in making informed decisions that support the efficient economic functioning of the workers compensation system.

International Risk Management Institute (IRMI)
www.irmi.com

IRMI is a Dallas-based research and publishing company focusing on risk management and insurance. We take great pride in giving you up-to-date, objective, and practical strategies and tactics to help you succeed and prosper in a changing insurance and risk management environment.

Insurance Information Institute (III)
www.iii.org

The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is to improve public understanding of insurance -- what it does and how it works. For more than 40 years, the I.I.I. has provided definitive insurance information. Today, the I.I.I. is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance.

Each year, the I.I.I. works on more than 3,700 news stories, handles more than 6,000 requests for information and answers nearly 50,000 questions from consumers.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
www.naic.org

The mission of the NAIC is to assist state insurance regulators, individually and collectively, in serving the public interest and achieving the following fundamental insurance regulatory goals in a responsive, efficient and cost effective manner, consistent with the wishes of its members: Protect the public interest; Promote competitive markets; Facilitate the fair and equitable treatment of insurance consumers; Promote the reliability, solvency and financial solidity of insurance institutions; and Support and improve state regulation of insurance.

Risk & Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS)
www.rims.org

RIMS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, a professional discipline that protects physical, financial and human resources.

Insurance Services Office (ISO)
www.iso.com

ISO is the premier source of information about property and liability risk. We're the property/ casualty insurance industry's leading supplier of statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims data.

Reinsurance Association of America (RAA)
www.reinsurance.org

RAA is a non-profit association committed to an activist agenda that represents the interests of reinsurance professionals across the United States. The RAA, with more than 30 years of reinsurance industry experience, offers these unparalleled resources for success: education forums, unique underwriting statistics, and premier legal references.

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International Travel

U.S. Department of State
www.state.gov

The State Department leads the United States in its relationships with foreign governments, international organizations, and the people of other countries. It aims to provide a more free, prosperous, and secure world. The management of all of these relationships is called diplomacy. Diplomacy is vital to the United States in that it is the way in which the State Department formulates, implements, and represents to other nations the foreign policy goals of the President.

International Travel
www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html

The Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) exists to serve Americans traveling or residing abroad. Our primary goal is to meet the needs of American citizens while providing them with premier customer service. ACS administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Consular Information Sheets, Public Announcements, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.

Current Travel Warnings
www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

Consular Information Sheets
www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html

Illness and Injury Abroad
www.cdc.gov/travel/illness_injury_abroad.htm

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Regulatory & Risk Management

Background Checks
www.ChoicePoint.com
www.ScreenNow.com

ERISA - Department of Labor
www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/erisa.htm

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fcra.htm

It is the purpose of this title to require that consumer reporting agencies adopt reasonable procedures for meeting the needs of commerce for consumer credit, personnel, insurance, and other information in a manner which is fair and equitable to the consumer, with regard to the confidentiality, accuracy, relevancy, and proper utilization of such information in accordance with the requirements of this title.

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