WCRI recently completed a great study on long-term opioid use. You can read a summary of the study here. I found the following points from the study of most interest: • More frequent and longer-term use of narcotics may lead to addiction and increased disability or work loss. Nearly one in 12 injured workers who started narcotics were
Obesity is growing in the US. This has huge implications for our society and the workers’ compensation industry. Some studies show that medical costs for a workers’ comp injury are eight times greater for an obese person than a person of healthy weight. This article and analysis of the workers’ compensation market shows obesity trumping aging as a top influencer on
Rising has focused a lot on the health issues caused by an increase in opioid prescriptions and over medication. This article shows how destructive prescription drugs can be, not just to the user, but to society in general.Drugged driving is way up in Michigan (and I’m sure other states). While drunk driving has gone down 25 percent in MI,
I’ve done a number of blogs on how the prescription drug epidemic, particularly opioids, has taken a toll on America. It’s an issue that’s so damaging that I wanted more in depth research so that Rising could craft an effective solution. In this newly published white paper, “Fighting the Rx Epidemic: A Prescription for Workers’
This is a great article in Forbes on the process of change. It takes the “change” process and breaks it into a predictable path for adoption. As technology, society and companies evolve, things change. The evolution goes like this: Resistance Mockery Usefulness Habitual New Standard I have seen this pattern over and over again throughout the years.
A great article on the Prescription Drug Epidemic was recently released in the September Issue of Risk & Insurance. It’s written by Rising’s Leslie Yeransian who attended the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit earlier this year and interviewed a number of experts who are trying to fix the epidemic. The article features some new technology Rising has developed, and has
Taking the time to develop exceptional customer relationships is the most underutilized activity in business. Perfect service delivery without a great relationship leaves a person wanting…something. I recently read an insightful article on this topic. So much of what’s covered in it, we’re doing at Rising. Here are a few key points from the article: Be responsive. Your