Polaris Online Database (POD)

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The Polaris industry code lists form part of the data standards. Polaris maintains and publishes over 350 of these code lists on behalf of the industry. They cover data such as motoring convictions, cover basis, trade codes etc. across both personal and commercial lines insurance.

What is the POD?

The POD is a browser based service that will provide you with access to Polaris industry code lists and Personal Lines EDI messages.


The POD has the following functionality:

  1. Platform and device agnostic, built using responsive design to allow use in different environments and on different devices – no need to install a separate application
  2. Intuitive easy navigation and search facility on any information
  3. Ability to list, view and print (including preview ability) the EDI message definitions and code lists
  4. Ability to look up information that is cross-referenced
  5. Flexible export facilities (compatible with MS Excel)
  6. PDF reports of the latest changes to the code lists and the ability to print them; and
  7. Links to existing documentation on the Polaris Resource Library (PRL) and elsewhere.


Access to the POD is provided as part of the standards subscription, please contact us for further information.


The POD is updated and published every month. Updates take place on the 17th of the month, or the next working day should this be a bank holiday or weekend.

When you subscribe, Polaris will add your email address to our mailing list and notify you via email.

Making changes to code list

You can request a change to a code list here.
Please note: You will need to be logged in to do so. Select “Standards” as the Subject and “Code List Change Request” as the Standards Enquiry.

The procedure we follow for code list change requests is detailed here.