Sharing our perspective

Sharing perspectives leads to greater understanding and fuels innovation. The ​Optum Insights ​blog is where we share our perspective and challenge preconceptions to clear a new path forward.


  • Congress moves forward with opioid crisis legislation

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Sep 28, 2018
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    Opioids, Government Affairs
    The U.S. House and Senate have reached a tentative agreement on a comprehensive opioid policy bill as their legislative efforts wind down in this election year. This week, the House and Senate agreed upon bi-partisan language found in H.R. 6 called “The SUPPORT for Patients and Community Act.”


  • New York legislature expands medical marijuana program

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    | Sep 27, 2018
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    Government Affairs, Workers' Compensation, Medical Marijuana
    This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate Bill 8987 which expands the number of conditions that are eligible for treatment under the state’s approved medical marijuana program.


  • Hurricane Olivia in Hawaii and Hurricane Florence impacting North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Sep 12, 2018
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    Home Health Care, Webinar - Workers' Compensation
    Due to Hurricane Olivia and its expected impact on Hawaii; and Hurricane Florence and its expected impact on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, Optum is lifting the Refill Too Soon edit and will allow an override so that claimants can receive their medications.


  • Addressing opioid analgesic use in workers' comp and auto no-fault

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    • Optum for Workers' Compensation
    | Sep 11, 2018
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    Auto No-Fault, Workers' Compensation, Opioids
    We are pleased to release our latest insight on addressing opioid analgesic use in workers' comp and auto no-fault. Inside you will find statistical trends impacting opioid analgesics today and our perspective on opioid analgesic use.