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Unum Sued by Hospital Worker for Long Covid Disability Pay (1)

Aug. 16, 2022, 3:38 PMUpdated: Aug. 16, 2022, 8:04 PM

A hospital point of care technician sued Unum Life Insurance Co. of America for long-term disability benefits, telling an Ohio federal judge she’s unable to perform her heavy-duty job after contracting Covid-19 and experiencing lingering cardiovascular, neurologic, and respiratory symptoms.

The technician says Unum paid her short-term benefits for about six months but refused to pay her long-term benefits, even though the disability standards for both types of benefits are the same under her employer-sponsored plan. Unum also misclassified her job as being of “medium” intensity, when it requires significant standing and lifting and falls within the category of “heavy” ...