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Health & Protection - Long-term absence will worsen as missed treatments and lengthy waiting lists hit – analysis

By Graham Simons 4 May 2021.

There is a bubble waiting to burst for employers in the form of increased long-term absence rates due to growing numbers of employees not accessing treatments during the pandemic.

Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, told Health & Protection he expects an increase in long-term absence from those employees who were unable to receive treatment or diagnosis during the pandemic, and whose medical conditions might well have worsened as a direct result.

Herbert added he also expects to see a spike in long Covid claims.

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