Tackling Opioids in the Workplace

Learn how to prepare now to avoid high risk claims later

Does your employer have the right tools in place to mitigate the impact of the opioid health crisis? Not only is substance dependence affecting our personal lives, it is permeating our workplaces.

If it hasn’t affected you yet, odds are good that it will. It’s reported that 75% of adults ages 18 to 64 with substance misuse disorders are active in the workforce*. Are they your fellow coworkers?

How are you tackling the issue of opioid dependence in your workplace?

  • How has the issue affected your employer?
  • What tools, policies or systems have you put in place?

Attend this discussion and learn how to better protect your organization and employees.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7:30am – 10:00am


Meridian Hills Country Club
7099 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260

Tackling Opioids in the Workplace

An Employers’ Survival Guide Discussion brought to you by Apex Benefits


Join Indiana Drug Czar Jim McClelland and additional clinical, legal and business leaders for a discussion regarding the scope of opioid dependency in the workplace and solutions to tackle the issue.

You may not be yet, but many employers are already in the trenches, fighting the battle to reduce high-risk claims while trying to help employees who are struggling with dependency. Hear from two Indiana employers who have experienced this firsthand.

Attend to learn more about how to navigate the personal, professional and business implications of opioid use in the workplace. Prepare now to avoid high risk claims later.

You’ll come away with:

  • Ideas for practical, applicable solutions for your workplace
  • Tips for identifying employees in need
  • Viewpoints from employers who are experiencing the crisis right now
  • Valuable peer and professional connections


7:30am: Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:00am: Welcome & Keynote Address

8:45am: Panel Discussion

9:45am: Q&A

10:00am: Adjourn

Jim McClelland

Keynote Speaker

Jim McClelland

Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement for the State of Indiana

Todd Rokita

Event Host & Moderator

Todd Rokita

Apex Benefits General Counsel and VP of External Affairs

We need to pick up the pace
wherever we can
and end this crisis.

Jim McClelland


Cari Morrison Bear_1

Cari Morrison Bear

Human Resources Manager
Madison Precision Products, Inc.

Jennifer Foley_1

Jennifer Foley, MS, HHP, CWPC

Director of Wellness
Merchandise Warehouse, Inc.

Robin Parsons_1

Robin Parsons, MS, LMHC, LCAC, CTRS, ADS

Chief Clinical Officer
Fairbanks Hospital


Emmanuel (Manolis) Boulukos

Partner, Labor and Employment Group
Ice Miller LLP

Kelli Kovak_1

Kelli Kovak, RPh, MBA

Vice President Clinical Engagement

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75% of employers say their workplace has been impacted by the opioid crisis.

Only 17% report that they feel prepared to deal with the issue.


*A national survey on drug use and health conducted in 2015 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that 75% of adults ages 18 to 64 with substance misuse disorders are active in the workplace.


The cost of treating opioid addiction and overdose – stemming from both prescription and illicit drug use – among people with large employer coverage has increased sharply, rising to $2.6 billion in 2016, a more than nine-fold increase from 12 years earlier.

Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

7 in 10

In a National Safety Council survey, 39% of employers viewed prescription drug use as a threat to safety and just 24% said it is a problem, even though seven in 10 companies reported issues ranging from absenteeism to overdose.

For more information about this event: feagan@apexbg.com