COVID-19 Action Group

Welcome to the COVID-19 Action Group (“CAG”) page.

In this page we set out the background to CAG as well as links to information relating to COVID-19 that members may find useful. The links are organised across the following headings: actuarial organisations, actuarial commercial, Irish official sources, academic and research organisations, global development & other external organisations, articles and general media.

You can also access our COVID-19 Action Group Blog here.

Information in relation to COVID-19 related events upcoming and past events can be viewed below:

Introduction to CAG:

At its April meeting, Council decided to establish a COVID-19 Action Group (“CAG”), with the proposed objectives of:

  • Collating and sharing with members relevant information on the implications of COVID-19 with a particular focus on matters in the Irish market and Irish context, including the impact on healthcare, mortality and morbidity, insurance, pensions and investment; and
  • Considering what actions the Society can take to contribute to the response to COVID-19 e.g. analysis of data, modelling of mortality and morbidity, working with Government and regulators in relation to the operation of and oversight of life, general and health insurance companies and pension funds.

About the COVID-19 Action Group and volunteering

The COVID-19 Action Group or “CAG” is split into two groups the Members Interest Group or “MIG” and the Public Interest Group or “PIG”. Further details of the groups, their objectives and members are set out below. Additional volunteers are always welcome, please contact info@actuaries.ie if you are interested in volunteering.

The Members Interest Group

The primary objectives of the group are to collate and share with members relevant information on the implications of COVID-19, with a particular focus on matters in the Irish market and Irish context, including the impact on healthcare, mortality and morbidity, insurance, pensions and investment.

Led by:  Olive Gaughan
John Coggins
Brendan McCarthy
Joanne Roche
Jean Rea
Cillian Ryan
Jenny Quigley

The Public Interest Group

The primary objectives of the group at present are:

Consider what actions the Society can take to contribute to the response to COVID-19 including:

  • Analysis of data, modelling of mortality and morbidity.
  • Offer assistance and expertise to public bodies to help the national response to the pandemic.

The secondary objectives are:

  • Consider the medium and longer term impacts of the pandemic on society, the economy, mortality, morbidity etc. (probably in conjunction with the MIG).
  • Direct action in terms of charitable donations, e.g. computer equipment to DEIS schools.

Note: It is possible that there will be a requirement for volunteers in the near future in respect of the objective relating to offering assistance and expertise to public bodies, in which case a call for volunteers will be issued and more detail will be provided.

Led By:  Dermot Marron
David Brosnan 
Kelly Bruett
Pedro Ecija Serrano
Cormac Gleeson
Alan Hardie
Sheila Harney
Emma McCarron
John Nolan
Tiago Pedro
Caroline Twomey
Robert Wolfe

More details on the actions of these two groups will follow shortly.

If you wish to contact the CAG please email info@actuaries.ie

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Click here for a list of useful COVID-19 related links, both of actuarial and wider field perspectives.

You can also access our COVID-19 Action Group Blog here.