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Compliance Bulletin: Federal Agencies Finalize Resources for Mental Health Parity Compliance

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury (Departments) have finalized resources to promote compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). MHPAEA requires parity between mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits and medical and surgical benefits. These resources include:

  • Final FAQs on mental health parity;
  • A final model form that plan participants may use to request information about their MH/SUD benefits.

The Departments also maintain a self-compliance tool and have identified warning signs of potential MHPAEA violations.

Read the Compliance Bulletin

Contact your Cowden representative for more information on this or other compliance issues.