Start time: 12.30 pm

End time: 2.00 pm

Online: Zoom

Webinar: The impact of COVID -19 on General Insurance

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Covid claims and claim disputes

  • Non-damage business interruption, Event cancellation, wedding, travel etc
  • New claims arising – employer liability, public liability etc.

The impact of the shutdown on claim development

  • When did courts close; when will they re-open? Will the bigger cases be prioritised? When will case flow be back to normal? The impact lockdown on non-litigated claims?

Reinsurance disputes

Operational impacts and considerations

Results and findings from member survey

Biographical details

Dermot Marron

Qualified in 2001, Dermot holds a PhD in Pure Mathematics from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He has held a number of senior positions in the insurance/reinsurance industry prior to joining the Central Bank of Ireland in 2009. After an enjoyable 3½ years on Central Bank of Ireland’s non-life insurance supervision team, including 3 years as Ireland’s representative on EIOPA’s Solvency II Internal Model Committee, Dermot left the Central Bank of Ireland to establish a non-life actuarial consultancy with Allied Risk Management.  Dermot is a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland’s General Insurance Committee and chairs the Society’s COVID-19 Public Interest Working Group.

Rachel Kavanagh

Rachel is Head of the Insurance and Risk team within Mason Hayes and Curran. She specialises in insurance and claims litigation. Rachel advises Irish and international insurance companies in relation to all aspects of insurance litigation, in particular, in relation to personal injury claims, property damage claims, product liability, defamation and coverage disputes.

Rachel also advises self-insured companies in relation to risk management, health and safety practices, claims handling and fraud detection.

Before joining the firm in 2011, Rachel worked for 12 years in a Dublin law firm which specialised in insurance defence litigation. During that time, she developed key relationships within the insurance sector and established a strong reputation as a leading industry advisor.

Mark Hardy

Mark is a qualified actuary with over 7 year’s actuarial experience, primarily in the non-life insurance industry. He currently holds the role of Head of Actuarial Function for IPB Insurance. Mark is also a member of the Society of Actuaries General Insurance Committee

Event Type
CPD Event
Dermot Marron, Head of Actuarial, Allied Risk Management, Rachel Kavanagh, Head of Insurance & Risk, Mason Hayes & Curran and Mark Hardy, Head of Actuarial Function, IPB Insurance
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