The SBAC was proud to partner with A Safe Haven in support of HB5868, legislation to allow health insurance companies to cover state licensed community-based behavioral health care options, including residential recovery homes, to treat substance abuse disorder. In addition to co-authoring an op-ed on the issue, SBAC Advocacy Director, Ryan Tolley, testified in the House Human Services Committee in support of the measure. It was signed into law by the Governor on August 24, 2018.
Opioid and other forms of substance abuse have a profound impact on the small business community. This law will help employees suffering from this disease, as well as employers seeking to maintain a healthy work force. Proactive treatment can also help reduce the costs of workers’ compensation and health insurance.