Cancer is Top Cause of UNUM’s Disability Claims | Orlando Disability Insurance Attorney
Unum has issued an annual review of the leading causes of the 400,000 short and long term disability claims it got in 2007.
According to the review, the leading cause of short term disabilty claims is a normal pregnancy which caused 21% percent of the disability claims. That is understandable! 10% of the claims where due to non- back related injuries, 7% due to digestive or intestinal disease and 6% were due to back injuries.
The leading cause of long term disability claims, based on a disability database that tracks 25 million covered individuals and 178,000 employer policies, for 2007 was cancer at 12.2% followed by complications of pregnancy at 12.1% and back injuries at 11%.
UNUM has done a study into the factors that cause mssed time from work during cancer treatment and successful return to work after treatment. UNUM is encouraging employers to support workers diagnosed with cancer duirng treatment and to assist in return to work. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/106231.php
If you are disabled as a result of cancer you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits and long term disabiity benefits under the terms of your long term disability policy. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Cavey at 727-894-3188.