SIR's COVID-19 Research  

SIR's recent COVID-19 Research was highlighted on AM Best TV. Check out our President Elect Mike Myers from USAA and VP of Marketing Jaimie Pickles from Jornaya in the interview. 


Worry free registration is now open for the SIR 2020 Annual Conference! Members and non-members can take advance of special Early Spring Special rates by registering today and saving $200! These rates are only available for a few weeks and will expire on June 30. With our worry free registration you can sign up without putting any money down.

SIR Breast Cancer Fundraiser in Honor of Carol Smith

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Smith, a Society of Insurance Research Warrior. Carol passed away on May 6, 2020. You can view the Carol's obituary here. Carol has been a relentless champion and has provided amazing support for the SIR since joining the SIR board in 2010. Anyone that has attended an SIR event undoubtedly has a Carol story to tell. She is that loved. Read Fox 8 news story here.

The SIR has set up a Metastatic Breast Cancer donation page in Carol’s name to help continue Carol’s fight to find a cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer. We will be donating $1,000 in Carol’s name and will match up to another $500 in donations made by SIR members and friends. If you would like to donate to help keep Carol’s fight against this awful disease going, please donate today! 


COVID-19 Resources

SIR COVID-19 Survey Results

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.

Log in or sign up to download this report for the results of our new survey of insurance professionals and vendors here

Resource Guide
We are launching the COVID-19 Resource Guide with resources shared by members. Click here  to view the guide. 

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!

Are you interesting helping SIR with technology changes? 

Earlier this month, the Board decided to create a Technology Committee. This committee will be working to redesign our website, will focus on how we could deliver virtual professional development in the event our Annual Conference is disrupted and will work on other technology advancements to benefit our SIR members.  If you are interested in participating on this committee, please let us know! 

SIR Spring Research Workshop

SIR has been watching carefully all travel and health issues surrounding COVID-19. After talking with many SIR members, conference stakeholders, and learning of the increasing number of companies with strict travel restrictions, the SIR Board of Directors has weighed all the information and concerns and made the difficult decision that our Spring Research Workshops Summit, scheduled for April 6-8 in San Antonio, TX has been cancelled. Contact with questions.

2020 SIR Research

One of your member benefits of the Society of Insurance Research is access to the research that SIR conducts. For 2020, the goal of the SIR Research Committee is to publish a variety of research article, reports, thought leadership, etc. that will be made available to SIR members throughout the year. If you are interested in submitting an article, reports, etc. learn more here . In addition to being posted on SIR’s website, we have partnered with Wells Media Group, publishers of Carrier Management magazine.

The Call for Speakers and Research Papers is now open!

Increase your visibility. Share your experiences. Move the industry forward.
Click here to learn more.

Read blog posts with takeways from the SIR 2019 Annual Conference:

Insurance Nerds
Corporate Insight 
Think Advisor
The proposed slate for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors is as follows:

President: Jen Evert, American Financial Group
President Elect: Mike Myers, USAA
Past President: Sharon Markovsky, Verisk
Vice President - Membership: Adam Nunes, Betterview
Vice President - Annual Conference: Neelam Paharia, Allstate (NEW)
Vice President - Research: Patrice Nolan, Competiscan
Vice President - Education & Educational Outreach: Steve Micksch, American Family Insurance
Vice President - Events: Pete Wood, Erie Insurance
Vice President - Controller: Liz Taggart, Safety National (NEW)
Secretary: Amelia Fitch, American Family Insurance (NEW)
Vice President - Marketing: Jaimie Pickles, Jornaya (NEW)
Vice President - Public Relations & Communications: Rick Marchetti, The Hartford
Director: Dawn Faint
Director: David Kalinowski, Proactive Worldwide (NEW)
Director: Sharia Benn, Penn National Insurance
Director: Sharon Smith, AIG
Continuing Director: Vickie Kilgore, The Institutes/Insurance Research Council
See the blog post from Insurance Journal with five speakers from the 2019 SIR Annual Conference—Dr. Robert Hartwig, Rob Galbraith, Patrice Nolan, Neelam Paharia, and Andy Kearns—and hear about some of the topics they will be address October 20-22 in Charlotte, NC!