Uniform Data Standards (UDS) is an electronic communication protocol that uses a series of defined computer file formats to permit guaranty associations to electronically report insolvency-related claims – and soon financial data – to receivers.

UDS traces its origins to 1990 when the NCIGF, guaranty associations and receivers established the NAIC UDS TSG and later the UDS FTSG. These groups, whose members – claims, IT and financial professionals – came from the receiver and guaranty fund communities, over the years established UDS and spurred a growing acceptance and use of the protocol and its secure counterpart, Secure Uniform Data Standards (SUDS).

Help Desk

Members of the UDS TSG and UDS FTSG groups are available to answer questions about UDS, the D-record and related issues.

The group invites readers to e-mail questions to the UDS Help Desk using the form below.