COVID 19 and Insurance

12th October 2020


The global challenge posed by COVID-19 calls for new thinking as well as revisiting our existing views and knowledge towards insurance. This is a one-day event that has been organised by Hirbod Assa, Carmen Boado-Penas, Corina Constantinescu and Sule Sahin to examine the crisis from insurance and actuarial concerns perspectives.

The main topics to be covered are:

• Risk management of systemic events

• Insurance at the time of large economic losses

• Economic aspects of social insurances and reinsurances in the time of systemic events

• Designing insurances and reinsurances for pandemics and epidemics

• Modeling extreme events

• Insurance with limited liability

• Common shocks in insurance

• Impacts of COVID on pensions

• COVID implications on longevity risk and life insurances




Title of the Talk

09:15 - 09:30



09:30 - 10:10

Matthew Edwards

 COVID-19 what can actuaries do?

10:10 - 10:50

Angelos Dassios

A Two-Phase Dynamic Contagion model for COVID-19

10:50 - 11:00



11:00 - 11:40

David Wilkie

A Simple Actuarial model for infections such as COVID

11:40 - 12:20

Sule Sahin A Social Reinsurance

12:20 - 13:00


13:00 - 13:40

Jose Garrido Actuarial applications of epidemiological models
13:40 - 14:20

Tim Boonen

Insurance with limited liability
14:20 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:10

Adrian Baskir

COVID-19 a health insurance perspective 

15:10 - 15:50

Hirbod Assa Macro Risk Management: An Insurance Perspective
15:50 - 16:00



 Please click here  to find the ZOOM link to join the event and to read the speakers abstracts