The Society of Insurance Research (SIR) conducted a recent survey to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic was impacting business travel, potential conference attendance, staffing, budgets, work from home (WFH) arrangements, professional development, and professional membership plans.

Download this report for the results of our new survey of insurance professionals and vendors here .  

COVID-19 Resource Guide 

If you do not see something in the guide that you have found useful, please let us know, so we can keep the resources growing and all members can benefit.


The Society of Insurance Research (SIR) is a boutique association serving the needs of research professionals within insurance carriers. The last several weeks have been unprecedented, as we’ve all been trying to filter though the influx of information on COVID-19 and its impact on business and economy. The following resource represents an aggregation of useful research sites. Most, but not all, of these are free resources. SIR members have contributed to this master list.

If you have suggestions for other good resources, please submit them here and we will add them!




American Property Casualty Insurance Association

Aggregation of state communications and topical information associated with the crisis.

Insurance Information Institute
Wide range of news and thought pieces from III.

LIMRA – Coronavirus – COVID-19

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Link to the COVID-19 Resource Center.


Access data and reports on the impact of COVID-19 free of charge.

Tableau – COVID-19 Data Hub
Tableau is aggregating COVID-19 dashboards via this site. Find a dashboard specific to the economy or a certain geographic area. Includes links to the Johns Hopkins data for your own data viz.

COVID-19 Policy Alliance (MIT) Data Tools
The interactive map represents the relative risk profile of counties or ZIP Codes within each state. Site enables states to identify the highest risk facilities and localities—those with clusters of individuals over 65 or with relevant health issues. Watch a webinar or review the slide deck.

Coronavirus Stats & Data
USAFacts is a great site to visualize government data. This is their special coronavirus-related site.

Data USA – COVID-19 in the United States
Data USA’s special section on health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

Get maps, datasets, applications for COVID-19.


Experian Risk Simulator
Experian has developed a risk simulator program. The more advanced functionality is fee-based, but they have surfaced access to the dashboard here. Tool allows you to simulate impact scenarios down to the state level.

The Federal Reserve of St Louis’ FRED team maintains a blog that is a great resource on economic data. The FRED data dashboards can help you track the US economy and financial markets at this time.

Moodys – Coronavirus Coverage
Register onsite and select content available to market participants. Site includes research, digital content and events. Use the “Follows” functionality on the topic page to receive email alerts as new content publishes.

St. Louis Fed’s Research Division – COVID-19 Research
Access work being produced by economists and staff, including analyses, daily updates and projections. Site also links to a timeline of related events and policy responses.

S&P Covid-19 & Global Recession Special Report
Link to webcasts and S&P research addressing economic outlook and impact on bond markets.


Artemis – Coronavirus News
Key COVID-19 news impacting the cat bond, ILS, reinsurance capital & investment and risk transfer.

COVID-19 Outbreak: AM Best Analysis & Commentary
Link to webinars and other analysis from experts at AM Best.

Conning Insights – Impact on COVID-19
Conning expert commentary on several factors impacting the insurance market.

ConstructConnect – COVID-19 Dashboard
If construction is important to your business, ConstructConnect has some great resources surfaced for tracking projects per region.

CoreLogic – COVID-19 Housing Market Update
CoreLogic supports many layers of the housing industry. Listen to their experts comment on the housing market, mortgage loan markets and overall economic analysis of the housing sector.

Futurity – COVID-19
The 65 research universities that are members of the Association of American Universities have launched a site that aggregates news about the pandemic and its impact on all sectors.

IBISWorld – Industry Insider
IBIS is also providing some free resources on industry impact.

Insurance Information Institute
Wide range of news and thought pieces from III.

Insurance Journal – Situation Report
Also link to Insurance Journal’s most popular stories to see what is resonating across the industry.

ISO Covid-19 Insights
Wide range of commentary on COVID-19 impact on P/C industry. Key focus on emerging issues, Legislative & Regulatory Activities, DOI Filing Activities and ISO Advisory Endorsements.

ISO Verisk – COVID-19 Updates & Resources
Wide range of expert analysis on issues impacting the industry, including a podcast series on issues related to the pandemic.

McKinsey – Insights on Impact
Read McKinsey’s latest research in the business impact and ‘new normal’ brought on by the coronavirus.


IRMI Resources for Insurance & Risk Management Professionals

IRMI is providing free access to a wide range of expert analysis on insurance coverage issues.

Insurance Coverage Law Center (fka FC&S Legal)
Part of the National Underwriter collection of tools, ICLC covers the legal issues around COVID-19 coverage. Includes case law analysis, legislative and regulatory updates as well as jury verdict information.


COVID-19 Disclosure Filings

Lumesis, a firm focused exclusively on the municipal market, launched a free service that surfaces a consolidated list of all continuing disclosure filings made to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with a link to each filing. This free service is available on the Lumesis website and will be updated three times daily during each business day (9 am, 2pm and 7 pm EST).

Fitch Coronavirus Site
Link to ratings actions, trending topics and sector-level reports.

S&P Covid-19 & Global Recession Special Report
Link to webcasts and S&P research addressing economic outlook and impact on bond markets.


Library of Congress Corona Resource Guide

Quick way to links to federal legislative activity associated with the pandemic. Also links to Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports on the topic.

Thomson Reuters COVID-19 Resource Center
Free news and legal resources collected by Thomson Reuters. Includes several free resources from the Practical Law collection.

COVID-19 50 State Tracker
Denton law firm has a master document listing governmental actions by state and locality.

Wolters Kluwer – COVID-19 State & Federal Compare Smart Chart
Tool is updated 3X/week on Monday-Wednesday and Friday. Compare laws across jurisdictions. Information on 6 topics in Smart Chart: Labor & Employment, Health and Infectious Disease, Banking & Finance, Tax and Securities and Executive Orders and proclamations. On April 14, 3 more topics expected to launch: Small Business Administration, Education and Stimulus package.  Site is free, not even requiring registration. 

NAIC State Regulatory Actions
The NAIC has aggregated state insurance bulletins and alerts, a variety of NAIC resources from various working groups and research bodies as well as other helpful resources from around the web.

Wilson-Elser Coronavirus Resource Center
Collection of relevant webinars and podcasts as well as ‘client insights’ that include a wide range of blog posts on how carriers are being impacted by COVID-19.

Gallagher Basset – COVID-19 Legal Updates
For each state, this law firm has extracted workers’ comp related information by state. Link to specific agency declarations and information on the courts.

InsuranceProspectus – Risk Genius
Risk Genius has researched emergency orders that may impact claims. They have published an interactive map to show official directives at the city, county or state level that specifically mention property damage and the virus.

Hunton Andrews Kurth - Coronavirus Resource Center
Firm focuses heavily on a wide range of COVID-19 resources, including a COVID-19 Complaint Tracker. Primary page includes various practice area resource centers on wide range of topics, from privacy and workplace safety to energy and retail


Bolder Thinking Blog - Compermedia
Number of blog posts and examples of how marketers are responding to COVID-19 across various industries.

Customer Think (Thought Leadership & Research around CX and Employee Engagement)
Articles on a range of CX topics, including things to consider with your CX program during COVID-19 and keeping customers safe.

Dynata – Global Consumer Trends – COVID-19
Special edition of their Global Consumer Trends report, exploring changes in consumer behavior and attitudes as a result of the pandemic.

Cipher+Consensus Point – COVID-19 Competitive Intelligence

Cipher has deployed Knowledge360 platform to monitor COVID-19 updates. Sign up for the updates. Track articles specific to healthcare, retail, tech, insurance and more.

Copyright Clearance Center - Links to COVID-19 Resources
Publishing and information organizations are contributing to the common good by providing access to relevant science, news, and educational content related to COVID-19 and the novel Coronavirus causing it. Effective immediately, CCC’s website will be updated regularly with an aggregated alphabetical list of links to this important content to give it the greatest possible reach for individuals, academic researchers, commercial scientists, and students.