Whatever the omicron variant of COVID-19 does to U.S. life insurance insurance claims, the delta variant and its siblings have been continuing to drive up the number of deaths of working-age Americans.
Some life and health insurers reported that an enormous surge of COVID-19 deaths appeared in September and then seemed to end quickly.
A look at weekly death count data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that, from 2015 through 2019, about 12,900 people ages 25 through 64 died, from all causes, in a typical week.
In September, the number climbed more than 7,000, or more than 50%, over the median.
That total includes both people killed directly by COVID-19 and by the effects of the pandemic on the health care system, the economy and U.S. society as a whole.
Author(s): Allison Bell
Publication Date: 3 Jan 2022
Publication Site: Think Advisor