Musculoskeletal, spinal issues and mental health problems most common reasons
Shepherds Friendly Society paid 95.85 of income protection claims in 2018, a year in which it experienced 7% growth in membership. Musculoskeletal pain (non-spinal) accounted for 27.15% of its 2018 claims, spinal issues for 14.5% and 11.97% were for mental health issues. Viral infections and flus (9.61%) and fractures (6.91%) were also common reasons for claims. Shepherds Friendly paid 331 claims in 2018 (up from 159 claims in 2017) and the amount paid in benefits was £1.04m. According...
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