Texas insurance companies reported 603 claims of covid-19 vaccine side effects since the vaccine became available in December 2020, according to a data report released on Wednesday by the State Insurance Department, Division of Workers & # 39; Compensation.
Total, from Jan. 1, 2020, up to and including November 7, insurance companies reported a total of 61,331 covid-19 sickness claims, of which 45% came from first responders and prison guards and 20% from health care and social services workers.
As of November 7, insurance companies reported 371 deaths according to COVID-19, according to the report.
For all claims reported to the insurance companies on 30 September, 60% of the covid-19 claims concerned an injured employee who tested positive or was diagnosed with covid-19. Of these positive test claims, 50% were accepted as work-related by the insurance companies and 47% were denied by the insurers with 3% still under investigation.
Of the accepted claims, 67% had no medical or compensation payments. Among those with health or benefit benefits, 15% were paid with both health and benefit benefits, 20% had only medical benefits, 64% had only benefits. On November 12, a total of $ 76.1 million was paid out as compensation or medical benefits for covid-19 claims reported to insurance companies on September 30