Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Jeff Summerville as Head Casualty, Financial & Professional Services North America, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Summerville will oversee the North American Casualty business in addition to his current responsibilities as the leader of Financial and Professional lines. He succeeds Robley Moor as Head Casualty North America, who moved to our Sales organization as a Key Account Manager this past summer.
Since 2014, Mr. Summerville has effectively managed the Financial & Professional Lines businesses in North America for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. He has overseen the expansion of the Management Liability, Professional Liability, Cyber and Transactional Liability businesses.
"Jeff's considerable experience and proven success managing our Financial & Professional Lines makes him an ideal leader for our Casualty business," states Ivan Gonzalez, CEO North America. "I'm confident he will successfully continue to manage our strong market position across all Casualty lines by optimizing opportunities in the current market environment."
Focusing primarily on Financial, Professional Liability and Casualty markets, Mr. Summerville has over 25 years of positive underwriting and managerial experience. He is a subject matter expert in management liability insurance and alternative risk solutions. Mr. Summerville holds an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Iowa.
Expenses to US healthcare organizations and providers can become exorbitant due to the cost of medical malpractice. Arbitration agreements, which are incorporated into the admission process in many healthcare organizations, can reduce this burden by decreasing the number of jury trials and legal defense costs, promoting timely resolutions, eliminating the concern of unpredictable jury verdicts and damage awards, and maintaining disputants’ privacy. If a dispute proceeds to litigation it is beneficial to have a case heard in a reasonable venue, and a choice of forum agreement is valuable to incorporate in the admissions process.Learn more
The construction industry in Europe is facing fierce competition. Cost competition and international trade pressures are leading to short-term and low-margin planning. This comes at a time when urban design is becoming more complex and needs to evolve to be more adept at managing new forms of mobility, lifestyle, leisure and growing urban populations. Can business leaders balance cost pressures with the needs of sustainable planning? How can complex construction projects be sufficiently funded and how can their construction risks be effectively managed?Learn more
Manufacturers are increasingly using deep learning and artificial intelligence to oversee routine maintenance and prevent faults in their machinery. What can we learn from these industrial applications and how will they evolve over the next few years? In what ways will these technologies help asset and risk managers make better decisions as risks in maintenance systems evolve? Join the webinar for the answer to these questions and more.Learn more
Each year, approximately 4 million patients miss out on healthcare due to lack of available transportation. Based upon no-show rates for appointments and the volume of visits per year, the cost to the US healthcare system could be as much as $150 billion. During a one-year period pilot of utilization of Lyft for non-emergency patient transport there was a 27% reduction in no-show rates and 297% return on investment. Facilities such as MedStar Health and SCL Health have partnered with ridesharing companies to reduce ambulatory “no-shows" and deliver complimentary, convenient and reliable non-emergency transportation services for patients facing transportation barriers. The panel will discuss emerging trends with healthcare organizations' partnering with transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft, the benefits and exposures these companies create for healthcare providers and how the industry can mitigate those risks as utilization increases.Learn more