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Risk and Insurance Acronyms


AAA-American Academy of Actuaries; American Arbitration Association

AACI-American Association of Crops Insurers

AADC-American Association of Dental Consultants

AAI-Accredited Adviser in Insurance; Alliance of American Insurers

AAIM-American Academy of Insurance Medicine

AAIMC-American Association of Insurance Management Consultants

AAIS-American Association of Insurance Services

AALTCI-American Association for Long Term Care Insurance

AALU-Association for Advanced Life Underwriting

AAM-Associate in Automation Management

AAMGA-American Association of Managing General Agents

AAPL-American Association of Petroleum Landmen

AAPMR-American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

AASCIF-American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds

ABA-American Bar Association, American Bankers Association

ABIH-American Board of Industrial Hygienists

ABIME-American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

ABS-American Bureau of Shipping

AC-The American College

ACA-Association of Corporate Counsel (formerly ACCA); Affordable Care Act

ACAS-Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society

ACC-anti-concurrent cause (provision)

ACCA-American Corporate Counsel Association (now ACA)

ACCI-American Corporate Counsel Institute

ACEC-American Consulting Engineers Council

ACII-Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute (British)

ACLA-Automobile Claim Law Associate

ACLI-American Council of Life Insurers

ACLS-Automobile Claim Law Specialist

ACLU-American College of Life Underwriters

ACM-asbestos-containing material

ACO-accountable care organization

ACORD-Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development

ACSC-Association of Casualty & Surety Companies

ACSR-Accredited Customer Service Representative

ACT-Agents Council for Technology

ACV-actual cash value

ACWRRE-American Cargo War Risk Reinsurance Exchange

ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

ADAAA-ADA Amendments Act of 2008

ADB-accidental death benefit

AD&D-accidental death and dismemberment

ADEA-Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

ADR-alternative dispute resolution; American depository receipt


A&E-architects and engineers (liability coverage)

AEI-American Educational Institute

AEIA-American Excess Insurance Association

AFIA-American Foreign Insurance Association

AFIS®-Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist

AFSB-Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding

AGC-Associated General Contractors of America

AGRP-Association of Governmental Risk Pools

A&H-accident and health (insurance)

AHAS-Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

AHERA-Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986

AHIA-Association of Health Insurance Advisors

AHIP-America's Health Insurance Plans

AHIS-American Hull Insurance Syndicate

AI-additional insured

AIA-American Institute of Architects; American Insurance Association

AIA-Aviation Insurance Association

AIAB-Alliance of Insurance Agents and Brokers

AIAF-Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance

AIBM-Automobile Insurers Bureau of Massachusetts

AIC-Associate in Claims

AICP-Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals

AICPA-American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

AICPCU-American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (formerly AIPLU)

AIDS-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AIHA-American Industrial Hygiene Association

AIM-Associate in Management

AIMA-as interest may appear

AIME-average indexed monthly earnings

AIMU-American Institute of Marine Underwriters

AIP-annual implementation plan

AIPLU-American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters (see AICPCU)

AIPSO-Automobile Insurance Plans Service Office

AIRAC-All-Industry Research Advisory Council

AIRB-Aviation Insurance Rating Bureau

AIRMICAssociation of Insurance and Risk Managers

AIS-Associate in Insurance Services

AISG-American Insurance Services Group, Inc.

AIT-Associate in Information Technology

AL-automobile liability

ALAE-allocated loss adjustment expense

ALC-American Life Convention

ALCM-Associate in Loss Control Management

ALE-additional living expense (coverage); assumption of liability endorsement

ALHA-Association of Life and Health Administrators

ALIMDA-Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America

ALM-Association of Lloyd's Members

ALOP-advance loss of profit (insurance)

ALOS-average length of stay

ALTA-American Land Title Association

AMA-American Medical Association

AMBAC-American Municipal Bond Assurance Corp.

AMEMIC-Association of Mill & Elevator Mutual Insurance Companies

AMIC-American Marine Insurance Clearinghouse

AMIF-American Marine Insurance Forum

AMIM-Associate in Marine Insurance Management

AMW-average monthly wage

ANI-American Nuclear Insurers

ANL-above normal loss

ANSI-American National Standards Institute

AOP-all other perils

AP-additional premium

APA-Associate in Premium Auditing

API-American Petroleum Institute; Associate in Personal Insurance

APIW-Association of Professional Insurance Women

AR-all risks; accounts receivable; assigned risk

ARCO-Associated Reporting Companies

ARe-Associate in Reinsurance

ARIA-American Risk and Insurance Association

ARM-Associate in Risk Management

ARM–P-Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities

ARO-asset retirement obligation

ARP-Associate in Research and Planning

ARPI-Australian Risk Policy Institute

ARS-auction rate security

ART-alternative risk transfer; annual renewable term (life insurance)

ASA-administrative services arrangement; Associate in Society of Actuaries

ASC-Associated Specialty Contractors

ASCLU-American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters

ASCN-Applied Systems Client Network

ASHRM-American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

ASIM-American Society of Insurance Management

ASIS-American Society of Industrial Security

ASLI-Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance

ASM-available seat miles

ASME-American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASO-administrative services only

ASOP-Actuarial Statement of Practice

ASPPA-American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (formerly ASPA)

ASSE-American Society of Safety Engineers

ASTD-American Society of Training and Development

ASTM-American Society for Testing and Materials

ATA-American Trucking Associations, Inc.

ATIMA-as their interests may appear

ATLA-Association of Trial Lawyers of America

ATM-automated teller machine

ATRA-American Tort Reform Association

AU-Associate in Underwriting

AWCBC-Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada

AWW-average weekly wage


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