The Opioid Epidemic: Impact to Workers’ Compensation


Opioids, powerful painkillers that can be highly addictive, are causing a national health crisis that is also wreaking havoc in Arizona.

Arizona opioid-related deaths have reached alarming heights, prompting Gov. Doug Ducey to declare a public health emergency. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) reported more than 790 deaths, or two people every day, died from an opioid overdose in 2016. The trend shows a startling increase of 74 percent over the Continue reading

I’m a ‘Big Mac’ and I Love It!

By Chiko Swiney
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

We call ourselves the “Big Macs” and it’s a group I’m proud to be associated with. Each month, my CopperPoint colleagues and I gather together at the main housing facility for families with children at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, to prepare a home-cooked meal for residents. It’s part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization who Continue reading