For commercial lines, we always recommend using the latest version. However, please contact the broker system provider or insurer you intend to trade with to check the software versions they support as this can vary by software house and trading partners.
For personal lines, please verify what version of the EDI data standards is being used by your trading partner. As the standards are quite stable, all of the market is now using a single message version for motor (version 5.2).
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