Keep up with what’s been happening this week in our latest actuary news round-up…

Forum for actuaries launched amidst pandemic crisis

A COVID-19 Actuaries Response Group forum for actuaries has been launched to bring actuarial professional together to help learn about how to respond to coronavirus. The group has 11 members which included epidemiologists, actuaries and longevity specialists.

Travel insurance companies to pay out £275m due to COVID-19 disruption

Travel insurance companies worldwide are estimated to pay out the highest number of claims this year due to the pandemic, particularly in the UK. The Association of British Insurers expects travel insurance companies to pay out at least £275m to cover cancellations related to COVID-19.

Capita to work with government to help provide COVID-19 testing sites

British outsourcer Capita are looking at contributing resources to healthcare call centres as well as work with the government to set up coronavirus testing sites.

Barnett Waddingham calls for government to consider auto-enrolment for self employed

After the Chancellor has announced that self-employed people will be eligible to receive income support, The Self-Invested Technical Specialist at Barnett Waddingham has called on the government to be consider auto-enrolment for the self-employed.

Aviva offers free coverage for NHS workers amidst pandemic

British insurance company, Aviva are automatically giving their customers who work for the NHS free breakdown cover to all NHS workers who have an Aviva, Quotemehappy or General Accident branded policies.

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