The Parity Implementation Coalition (PIC), a group of addiction and mental health consumer and provider organizations committed to the implementation and enforcement of the 2008 parity law and regulations, applauds the inclusion of provisions that[…]
A White House task force on Oct. 27 said insurers needed to understand that coverage for the treatment of drug addiction must be comparable to that for other conditions like depression, schizophrenia, cancer and heart disease. As an example, the[…]
Today, the White House Parity Task Force issued recommendations to the President for improving the implementation and enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The Departments also issued additional guidance[…]
Less than half of Americans know that there is a law providing consumer protections specifically for mental health and substance use disorder insurance benefits. Over 41 million adults in the U.S. have some form of mental illness, yet in 2014, only[…]
On July 6, 2016, by a vote of 422 to 2 the US House overwhelmingly voted to pass HR 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.
legislation as reported by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and
passed includes parity[…]
(WASHINGTON, DC—April 22, 2016) On April 20, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health & Human Services issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that provide important details on plan disclosure requirements of the federal[…]