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Pandemics: external resources

Pandemics: external resources


Other actuarial associations

International Actuarial Association (IAA)

Many of the actuarial associations around the world are producing and updating reports and data to help inform decisions in this very chaotic time. The IAA has created a webpage that consolidates links to much of this information.

Australian Institute

Pandemics Resource Centre:

Estelle Pearson, Principal at Finity Consulting, writes about what this pandemic situation means for General Insurance actuaries. View the article

Society of Actuaries

This Society of Actuaries Research Brief has been constructed to highlight some of the key features of the Covid-19 epidemic and contemplate the risks for the actuarial profession to consider in their work.

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) has created the SOA 2022 Health Care Cost Model (model) to enable users to estimate future U.S. health care insurance costs


American Academy of Actuaries

View the AAA resources related to Covid-19.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries

View the CIA the CIA’s hub for Covid-19 content

Casualty Actuarial Society

View the latest announcements and resources related to the impact of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak on various CAS operations.

Actuarial Society of South Africa

Read the cover note for ASSA’s Covid-19 model update and the corresponding full report.

Actuarial Consultancies

Hymans Robertson


The Infectious Disease Response Site is designed as an online resource for clients and industry peers to access information and insight on risk exposures and human capital (duty of care) concerns emanating from an infectious disease event or outbreak.

Willis Towers Watson

View Willis Towers Watson Covid-19 resources hub.


View SCOR’s press release on Covid-19.

Partner Re

The Covid-19 – CMO Update and Overview, created by Achim Regenauer, Chief Medical Officer PartnerRe, is intended only as a general overview of Covid-19.

Lloyds of London

McKinsey & Company

View the article from senior partners at McKinseys ‘Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods: The imperative of our time.


View the LCP Covid-19 hub

Reinsurance Group of America (RGA)

Read the RGA's paper on Covid-19 Mortality Rates by Age and Gender: Why is the Disease Killing More Men than Women?

The RGA Knowledge Center provides resources on actuarial, risk, underwriting, and medical insights related to Covid-19.

Actuarial Partners

A selection of articles on the Covid-19 situation and potential impacts

Barnett Waddingham

Barnett Waddingham’s Covid-19 information page details how the organisation is supporting pension schemes and business continuity during the coronavirus pandemic, helping clients continue to meet their objectives.

Academic publications

Imperial College London

Imperial College London presents the results of epidemiological modelling which has informed policymaking in the UK and other countries in recent weeks.


The Lancet has produced a hub to assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close and created a Coronavirus Resource Centre.

Oxford University Press

Access OUP's resources on coronavirus and related topics.

University of Oxford

Presentation by Dr. Robin Thompson - How do mathematicians model infectious disease outbreaks?

Henley Business School 

Insights into the impact of Covid-19 on different areas of business and finance have been shared by academics from Henley Business School in a new book.

Other External resources

British Medical Association

The BMA answer questions about the impact of Covid-19 on work, training, education, and wellbeing of medical professionals.

Royal Society for Public Health

View RSPH's Statement on Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Association of British Insurers

The ABI has produced a guide to some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding the impact of Covid-19.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OECD has developed an AI-powered tool to enable individuals to allow the latest Covid-19 developments in any country.

Institute for Fiscal Studies

View IFS commentary on the Chancellors' fiscal response to Covid-19.

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

The PLSA’s Covid-19 resources are designed to help its members deal with short-term issues and prepare for the longer-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Isaac Newton Institute 

The INI programme on Infectious Disease Dynamics has a series of reports and seminar listings with recordings and pdf slides available to those with strong mathematical backgrounds wishing to learn more about pandemic modelling.

What Happens Next? 

Covid-19 Futures, Explained With Playable Simulations, by Marcel Salathé & Nicky Case. 

Royal Statistical Society 

See the latest news from the RSS' Covid-19 Task Force.

Select Committees

Treasury Committee 

A committee hearing on Wednesday 15 April 2020. An oral evidence session with Sam Woods, Deputy Governor Bank of England and CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority, feeds into the committee's inquiry into the economic impact of Covid-19. 

Health and Social Care Committee

A committee hearing on Tuesday 5 May 2020. The Committee questions the Chief Scientific Adviser and Deputy Chief Medical Officer on the progress the UK is making in relation to Covid-19, and the modelling and data that is being considered. This forms the fifth session in the inquiry into the management of the Covid-19 outbreak.

A committee hearing on Tuesday 17 March 2020. The focus on this session includes preparations for hospital and community services to deal with a potential Covid-19 epidemic, likely impact on routine NHS services, risks to patients and staff, and information sharing and coordination with other agencies and the public.

A committee hearing on Thursday 5 March 2020. The CMO for England, the UK Government's Chief Medical Adviser, is asked to detail current planning to deal with an upsurge in cases of Covid-19, preventative measures to safeguard public health, options for containing the virus, and how prepared the NHS is to deal with a major outbreak. 

Official sources

UK Government

This includes guidance on social distancing, staying at home, travel advice, NHS information, and links to the latest government announcements.

Read the Government Actuary's Department news article on how they are supporting the government’s fight against coronavirus.

World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation has developed a hub with information on how to keep yourself safe, situation reports, updates on research and development, and myth-busters.

Bank of England

Bank of England measures to respond to the economic shock from Covid-19

The Pensions Regulator

Covid-19: What pension schemes need to consider

Financial Conduct Authority

The FCA has significant resources focused on responding to the firms it regulates.

Financial Reporting Council

View the guidance for companies and auditors during the Covid-19 crisis.

Office for Budget Responsibility

Coronavirus reference scenario

Office of National Statistics

Latest data and analysis on coronavirus (Covid-19) in the UK and its effect on the economy and society.


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