New proposed guidance on mental health parity issued last month spotlights the complexities of these rules. Join us for out next Fridays with Benefits webinar on June 1 as Jacob M. Mattinson and Judith Wethall discuss the impact these rules will have on group health plans and how to determine if your plan complies. Find out about recent litigation and agency enforcement actions.
Friday, June 1st, 2018 10:00 – 10:45 am PDT 11:00 – 11:45 am MDT 12:00 – 12:45 pm CDT 1:00 – 1:45 pm EDT
Recent guidance clarifies important issues under the Affordable Care Act, including mental health parity requirements; coverage of preventive care services; cost-sharing requirements; and out-of-pocket maximums, wellness programs and expatriate plans.
Final regulations have been issued implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (Act). The Act generally requires group health plans (or health insurance coverage offered in connection with such a plan) to provide parity between medical and surgical benefits and mental health and/or substance use disorder benefits. Insurers and employers will be required to evaluate the design of their mental health and substance use disorder benefits to ensure that they comply with the final regulations.