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Long COVID: Insurance Underwriting Perspectives

Brain fog ... blurred vision ... loss of taste.

These are just a few of the lingering, and sometimes debilitating, symptoms reported by COVID-19 "long-haulers" or individuals who appear to have cleared the SARS-CoV-2 infection but continue to report post-acute sequelae.  

RGA's father-daughter team, Dr. John Lefebre, Vice President and Medical Officer, Global Medical, and Lauren Lefebre, Director, eUnderwriting Rules, conduct a comprehensive evaluation of 'long COVID' and other trends emerging among survivors of the virus. The pair address a range of underwriting and claims considerations, including long-term outcomes, previous pandemics/infections from Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • ARDS
  • covid claims
  • COVID data
  • COVID functional limitations
  • covid pandemic
  • covid rehab
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 survivors
  • MERS
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
  • PICS
  • Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
  • SARS
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome