Economic Costs of the Opioid Crisis for Employers
A considerable portion of the nearly $631 billion dollars in economic costs (estimated total US costs from 2015-2018) of the opioid crisis is borne by employers, including increased spending on health care and lost productivity. To better manage their financial risks and improve the health of their employees, employers should consider strategies that encompass both preventative and supportive measures to help those experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD) better manage their conditions and move toward recovery.
Milliman Report Released
Study results reveal individuals with both behavioral and physical health conditions see little spending on behavioral health treatment.