Death rates among working-age adults in the U.S. went up a “stunning” 40% compared to prepandemic levels.
Scott Davison, CEO of life insurance company OneAmerica, told The Center Square, “We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business — not just at OneAmerica. The data is consistent across every player in that business.”
He added that “40% is just unheard of.” Curiously, the death certificates aren’t reflecting COVID as a cause of death, he said. Also interesting is there is an uptick in disability claims.