Of the 12,305 COVID-19 compensation claims filed by workers in Texas since a state disaster was declared on March 13, only 35% included applicants who tested positive for the virus and 38% of them were denied, according to a report released on Tuesday of the Texas Department of Workers & # 39; Compensation.
Data, collected from 66 selected insurance companies, showed that claims activity in Texas from January to August was approximately 22% higher than during the same period in 2019.
Insurance companies accepted 48% of COVID-19 positive test claims and 14% are still being investigated , according to the report. Despite more than 1633 denials of COVID-19 claims with positive tests or diagnoses, there were only five disputes submitted to DWC as of September 27, the report said. paid $ 1
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