Income protection mutual Shepherds Friendly has announced it paid 96.26% of last year's claims
According to the mutual, the main reasons for 2019 claims included musculoskeletal conditions (42.36%), mental health (14.67%), other general illnesses and injuries (11.89%), chest, lung and throat conditions (8.26%) and hip and knee injuries (5.99%). Of the 3.74% declined claims, the main reasons were non-disclosure (64.71%) and not meeting the terms and conditions of the plan (35.29%). According to a survey by the mutual, 98.25% of members found the claims process to be easy to understand...
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