Study finds regional variation in disability claim causes

04/7/2014 | National Underwriter Life & Health

Musculoskeletal problems are behind about half the short-term disability claims in the West but account for 83% of claims in the South, 86% in the Midwest and 93% in the Northeast, a Mercer survey found. The survey also found regional variation in claims for digestive problems, depression and anxiety, cancer, and heart problems.

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