MetLife records dramatic surge in Long Covid Q3 claims

Up 250% on Q2 2021

John Brazier
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MetLife records dramatic surge in Long Covid Q3 claims

MetLife UK has found claims for Long Covid have surged 250% during third quarter this year.

Data from the provider shows Long Covid accounted for 10% of new group income protection claims over the past three months, representing a 250% increase on the previous quarter. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that around 1.2 million people in private households throughout the UK are self-reporting symptoms of Long Covid persisting for over four weeks as of the end October. MetLife UK recorded pay outs of nearly £50 million during Q3 across its individual protection,...

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