Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap finishes up the week with a COVID-19 update from CWCI, who recently released a whitepaper examining the historic role of workers’ comp presumptions, current and proposed COVID-19 presumptions, and results of a survey detailing characteristics and outcomes of initial COVID-19 claims.
CWCI surveyed 28 insurer and self-insured members that encompassed 1,077 California workers’ comp COVID-19 claims filed before April 30, about a week before the presumption order. The survey found 35% of COVID-19 claims were denied, but 7/10 workers whose claims were denied tested negative for the virus. The balance of denials were made after findings that the employee had not been exposed at work, or for other reasons including lack of a diagnosis, lack of symptoms, the employee had been working at home, or refused a COVID-19 test.
Find out more (including a link to the free paper!) by clicking here!
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