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Covid Long-Hauler Gets Disability Pay in Reliance Standard Deal

June 27, 2022, 3:09 PM

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co. will pay disability benefits to a California software sales executive who contracted Covid-19 in 2020, resolving her federal lawsuit claiming she was wrongly denied benefits for post-Covid symptoms that leave her unable to work.

Reliance Standard will reinstate the executive’s long-term disability benefits and reimburse her for all unpaid benefits, the parties said in a settlement notice filed June 24 in the US District Court for the Central District of California. The parties say they’re still discussing whether the executive is owed attorneys’ fees, and they requested an Aug. 29 deadline for her to file ...