The Parity Implementation Coalition was formed to help ensure that the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA)-- a federal law that protects a group health plan's mental health and/or substance use coverage benefits -- is properly enforced. If you are a patient or provider who has complaints, we would like to hear from you. Depending on the nature of your complaint, we may be able to provide help in resolving your problem or point you to other resources. Your reports will also help us identify potential patterns of critical concern to federal regulators.

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Members of the Parity Implementation Coalition, a group of addiction and mental health consumer and provider organizations committed to the implementation of the 2008 parity law, are pleased that the Secretaries of the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury today released final regulations implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).

The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health is pleased to release a guide designed to help employers ensure compliance by their health plan vendors with the requirements of the historic mental health parity law, estimated to affect 113 million people, including 82 million enrolled in self-insured plans. The Employer Guide for Compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act is publicly available here.

Former Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN) talked about the implementation of the 2008 bill they co-sponsored, the Mental Health Parity Act. The legislation requires most insurers to provide better coverage for mental health care.

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