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Lessons learned in the ‘90s impact our long COVID response

Lessons learned in the ‘90s impact our long COVID response

Veterans of disability insurance will likely remember the uncertainty and disruption the industry experienced in the 1990s due to the rise of claims citing functional somatic syndrome (FSS), such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, irritable bowel...
2021 Prediction revisited – behavioral health claim management

2021 Prediction revisited – behavioral health claim management

Written by Mark Sawyer, CLU, VP of Claim Performance Solutions Periodically throughout the past year, Brown & Brown Absence Services Group has shared our perspective on how and to what extent we believe COVID-19 will impact both the short-term disability (STD) and...
The complexities of long-haul COVID-19 in SSDI claim evaluation

The complexities of long-haul COVID-19 in SSDI claim evaluation

Sixteen months have passed since COVID-19 cases began to meaningfully spike in the United States, causing many states to close non-essential businesses and institute lockdowns to “stop the spread” in a matter of weeks. Little did we know that those few weeks would...
Functional capacity reviews in the time of COVID-19

Functional capacity reviews in the time of COVID-19

In a market that is already known to evolve and adapt, it is no surprise that COVID-19 has changed the group insurance industry. A rapid increase of COVID-19 cases over the past fifteen months has caused a spike in short-term disability (STD) claims, and continued...