Well Begun Is Half Done



“Well begun is half done.”

~ Mary Poppins


I must confess, I never thought we would be quoting Mary Poppins in our workers’ comp newsletter. However, it seems the California State Insurance Fund has adopted this nanny’s sage advice in their successful efforts to reduce opioid abuse.


I am linking to an Insurance Journal article by Don Jergler regarding California’s efforts to reduce opioid scripts. They are “well begun” as follows:

  • Early limits on initial prescriptions;
  • Early peer-to-peer education/intervention;
  • Early consideration of alternative treatments.


The results? A 60% reduction over the last four years. Maybe “well begun” can be more than half done.


In workers’ comp, early is the emphasis if you want to do better and improve outcomes.


We have been early to these seemingly intractable issues for years.


Well begun does better.


Call us. We can do better.

William Faris, JD
Chief Executive Officer

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