Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Disability trends '12

The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) has just published its 2012 Long Term Disability Claims Review, an annual study which analyzes disability claims as reported by CDA member companies. The study comprises stats from 2007 through 2011.

Here are some examples:

■ In 2011, CDA member companies paid out over $9 billion in claims, surpassing 2010 totals by 2%

■ Not surprisingly to us, 43% of participating companies reported increased claim incidence from 2010 to 2011; most, but not all, companies continue to believe the economic environment is a factor.

■ Much as we saw last year, the total number of disabled workers currently receiving SSDI payments continues to escalate. At the same time, unemployment remains at historic levels, which means fewer folks actually paying in to the system.
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