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Discovery Employee Benefits sees increasing uncertainty in insurance claims
As the world starts putting COVID-19’s high mortality claims behind it, the insurance industry is battling a wave of uncertainty. While Discovery Employee Benefits paid a total of R1.94 billion in death and disability claims through its Group Risk benefits between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023, the group affirms that it’s been very complicated to predict death and disability claims in the period.
The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on health and mortality
While the worst appears to be behind us in terms of the climbing infections, high death rates and the economic impact of the global coronavirus outbreak, deaths due to cardio-metabolic (heart and nervous system) and cancer-related conditions are now strikingly high in this post-COVID world. This is according to annual Group Risk claims data released by Discovery Employee Benefits.