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The collective health of workers is changing, thanks to advances in medical technology, health care policy, social conditions, age demographics and myriad other factors. Those changes have in turn contributed to new trends in short- and long-term disability claims.

In honor of national Disability Insurance Awareness Month, leading disability provider Unum conducted a 10-year review of disability claims. Reviewing more than 424,500 new disability claims in 2017 paying $3.8 billion in disability benefits, the company identified the most common claims as well as changes over the past 10 years.

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