NU Online News Service, Aug. 29, 3:10 p.m. – The Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, Pearl River, N.Y., has redesigned its Web site.

ACORD has simplified the system for downloading forms and standards, updated background materials and added new news pages to the site, which is on the Web at http://www.acord.org

Because ACORD has changed the site security systems, members will have to sign up for new usernames and passwords, but members will now be able to get to most areas of the site after logging on just once. In the past, members sometimes had to sign in several times to use all areas of the site, ACORD says.

Case studies, event calendars, general information about ACORD standards and standards videos will be open to non-members.

The videos now available feature discussions of XML and global insurance standards.