The Opioid Crisis

Fighting to Save Lives

The opioid crisis is heartbreaking and growing. A third of Americans have been prescribed opioid painkillers, and opioids are so addictive that research suggests one in five who start a 10-day supply become long-term users. As a leading provider of workers’ compensation and disability insurance, we see the human impact of the national epidemic every day.
 
In an opinion piece in U.S. News & World Report, The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift shared our belief that we can overcome the opioid crisis: “But we must act quickly, before the burden grows even bigger.”
 
 
 
 

360-Degree Approach to Help Prevent Addiction

We believe that with the right support and resources for employers and their employees, we will reduce the use of opioids in the U.S.
 
Our comprehensive opioid management strategy includes leveraging data and analytics to identify those who appear to be at risk of addiction and offer alternative pain management, as well as a pharmacy approach focused on minimizing excessive prescription of opioids.
 
Watch Congressman Tom MacArthur from New Jersey, co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, speak about our strategy at The Hill's event “America's Opioid Epidemic: A Role for Technology.”
 
Our opioid management strategy has reduced the use of opioids among injured workers that it insures by approximately 43 percent since 2015.
 
Our commitment to fighting the opioid crisis is driven by our desire to make a positive difference in the world.
 
 

Making an Impact for Good

Read about how our opioid strategy is just one way we will positively impact the lives of 10 million people from 2018 through 2022.