Employers play an important role in shaping the health and safety of their employees, their families, and the communities that they live in. Taking strides to support employees and their families can have a measurable positive impact not only in their lives, but in the success of a business. With the nation in the midst of an opioid crisis, the employer’s role as an agent of change is as evident as ever. In the workplace, opioid-related issues are impacting businesses and the safety and well-being of their employees. Addressing opioid related issues in the workplace is new to many employers, and finding solutions can be confusing and complex as most employers are not experts in this area.

As part of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE), the KHC has develop an employer toolkit detailing best practice data analytics, benefit design, and workplace policies for supporting employees through prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid use disorder.

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KHC Employer Members Learn from Montana Commissioner

On February 7, the KHC hosted a special one-hour discussion with Marilyn Bartlett, Montana Commissioner of Insurance. Bartlett spent two years running Montana’s employee health plan, where she made better deals with hospitals and drug benefits managers and saved the plan from bankruptcy. Bartlett shared Montana’s journey to save $15.6 million in 2018 over the […]

Round Table Reflections – Understanding Employer Needs, Goals, and Challenges for Opioid Use Disorder

Last week, the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (KHC) convened a group of employers and experts at the LG&E/KU Cane Run Power Plant to discuss the needs, goals, and challenges facing employers as they address opioid use disorder (OUD) in their workforces. The event was conceptualized as a focus group to guide the development of the KHC’s […]

KHC Attends National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers’ Annual Conference, Employers Take the Wheel