In the early hours of 6 April 2009, an earthquake of magnitude 6 struck 6 km southwest of L’Aquila, a medieval town in central Italy. Around 309 people were killed and more than 1500 were injured. It was the deadliest and most devastating seismic event since 1980.
Since then a lot has changed. Starting in 2017, policy makers in Italy have introduced much-needed incentives to encourage uptake of earthquake insurance and retrofitting to make buildings more earthquake resilient.
We welcome these moves as we believe they will increase the country's overall resilience to natural catastrophes.
Learn more about these developments by downloading our special feature on L'Aquila earthquake. This research has been conducted by the Swiss Re Institute.
The most recent data published by the National Violent Death Reporting System identifies that, in 2015, 83 suicides occurred in medical facilities. According to the CDC, the suicide rate in the US has increased more than 25% from 1999 to 2016 and 54% of those who died by suicide in that period did not suffer from a mental health condition. They report that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, taking more than 40,000 lives a year. We are aware that most inpatient suicides are the result of hanging, most commonly using a door or its handle or hinge; a head, handle, bar or door in the shower; a ceiling or sink pipe; or another type of fixture as the ligature fixation point. Join us to hear from the team at Garden City Hospital to learn about their journey with identifying and monitoring patients at risk for suicide and removing the means to accomplish suicide in the physical environment.Learn more
The AIRMIC Conference has become the most important event in the calendar for the insurance and risk management industry. The whole industry comes together to share experiences and influence forward thinking. The conference provides a vibrant platform for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions to highlight our broad, global commercial insurance offerings.Learn more
Mobility in Europe will suffer from a higher risk exposure given the increasing occurrences of natural catastrophes. Very much fuelled by climate change, smaller but costly catastrophes are on the rise and, hence, companies need to get better prepared when it comes to transporting goods. What can we expect in terms of natural hazards in Europe in the coming year and what does it mean for business mobility and supply chain? How can insurance help mitigate such risks? Join our webinar on Tue, 28 May 2019, 10:00 CET to find answers to these and more questions.Learn more
In this role, Ms. McGrath will oversee Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' rapidly growing Accident & Health (A&H) business.Learn more