Insurance Europe taps Generali executive to serve as VP

insurancebusinessmag | May 24, 2019

Insurance Europe taps Generali executive to serve as VP
Generali Group general manager Frédéric de Courtois has another role to play.
Insurance Europe has elected the French national to succeed Sampo Insurance Group chief executive & president Torbjörn Magnusson as vice president of the federation. De Courtois will take on this capacity for three years.  I am honoured to have been elected vice president and look forward to representing the European insurance industry, which makes a huge contribution both to our society and our economy,commented de Courtois, whose insurance career began in 1993.I will work hard to ensure that the regulatory environment for insurers properly reflects their business model and enables them to continue to deliver the best results for their clients.

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In the U.S., 2 million people suffer from antibiotic-resistant infections every year and 23,000 die as a direct result.i When antibiotics fail, patients can suffer allergic reactions, severe diarrhea, dehydration, colitis, reproductive complications, and paralysis, among other complications, and even death.ii An antibiotic-resistant infection doubles a patient’s hospital stay and increases their risk of death by 200%.iii Further, the cost of treating a patient with an antibiotic-resistant infection ranges from $18,558 to $29,069.iv Put another way, antibiotic-resistant infections cost U.S. taxpayers approximately $20 billion annually, and lost productivity costs for employers could be as high as $35 billion.

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In the U.S., 2 million people suffer from antibiotic-resistant infections every year and 23,000 die as a direct result.i When antibiotics fail, patients can suffer allergic reactions, severe diarrhea, dehydration, colitis, reproductive complications, and paralysis, among other complications, and even death.ii An antibiotic-resistant infection doubles a patient’s hospital stay and increases their risk of death by 200%.iii Further, the cost of treating a patient with an antibiotic-resistant infection ranges from $18,558 to $29,069.iv Put another way, antibiotic-resistant infections cost U.S. taxpayers approximately $20 billion annually, and lost productivity costs for employers could be as high as $35 billion.