DWC report exhibits uptick in COVID claims

Florida employees filed 368 claims for COVID-19 in Might, up from 234 in April and 105 in March, in accordance with the most recent report from the Division of Employees’ Compensation.

A complete of 72,680 claims for COVID-19 have been filed because the begin of the pandemic with whole paid prices exceeding $197.7 million. The DWC reviews profit funds had been lower than $5,000 for 68,823 of these claims.

Self-insured governmental employers paid the biggest proportion of advantages regardless of having fewer claims than personal insured employers.

Governmental employers paid $117.1 million in advantages on 32,143 claims. Personal insured employers paid $68.5 million in advantages on 34,986 claims. Self-insured personal employers paid $12.2 million on 5,551 claims.

The DWC reviews 36,142 claims had been denied both partially or fully. Personal insured employers denied 24,017 claims, whereas self-insured authorities employers denied 9,846, and personal self-insured employers denied 2,254.

The division’s report additionally exhibits a complete of 118 compensable COVID-19 demise claims have been filed since 2020, with the final one being submitted in January.

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