Mental Health Parity

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9/24/2021 Aetna hit with class-action lawsuit alleging discriminatory policies for mental health treatment | FierceHealthcare FierceHealthcare Insurance giant Aetna has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over mental health parity as the demand for behavioral health services ramps up during the COVID-19 pandemic.The complaint, which was filed this week in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, alleges that Aetna illegally denied claims for mental health residential treatment services.In 2019, the plaintiff, who has an Aetna insurance plan through his ...
9/23/2021 Self-Insured Group Health Plan Sponsors: Action Steps to Mitigate Risk Under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act jdsupra.com The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (“MHPAEA”) provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAA”) introduced a requirement that group health plans and insurance providers offering both medical and surgical benefits (“M/S benefits”) and mental health and substance use disorder benefits (“MH/SUD benefits”) that impose non-quantitative treatment limitations (“NQTLs”) must conduct and document a detailed comparative analysis of the design ...
9/16/2021 Health & Welfare Plans Newsletter for September 16, 2021 benefitslink.com Health & Welfare Plans Newsletter September 16, 2021 3 New Job Opportunities [Guidance Overview] Mental Health Parity : Next Steps for Plan Sponsors "Some third party administrators are indicating that they will provide the Comparative Analyses, but only if the employer adopts the administrator's standard plan design or processes. Others are taking the position that they will provide certain information relating to the MH/SUD benefits, but the employer will be ...
9/15/2021 Health & Welfare Plans Newsletter for September 15, 2021 benefitslink.com ... self-funded plan itself is ultimately liable for ensuring compliance with the reporting rules and will need to monitor its TPA accordingly." https://benefitslink.com/m/url.cgi?n=99893&p=1631723389 Thomson Reuters Practical Law Mental Health Parity : DOL and NY AG Actions Highlight Ongoing Scrutiny of NQTLs "On August 11, 2021, United Healthcare and its affiliates were served with separate enforcement lawsuits by the [DOL] and the New York Attorney ...
9/15/2021 Norcross Touts Historic Investments in Child Care, Education, Job Training for South Jersey gloucestercitynews.net ... Back Better Act, we laid a clear path to make historic investments in affordable child care and higher education, strengthening our public schools, securing good-paying jobs for workers, reducing child hunger, and ensuring mental health parity ,” said Congressman Norcross. “The Build Back Better Act will increase opportunity for students, families, and workers. I am proud to support these historic investments that will benefit working families across South Jersey ...
9/13/2021 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 Notices federalregister.gov ... by telephone at 202-693-8538, or by email at . End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental InformationSUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury share interpretive jurisdiction of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and have split enforcement jurisdictions. The Department of Labor is responsible for enforcing MHPAEA with respect to private employer-sponsored group health plans. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, enacted ...
9/13/2021 Missouri will become last state to enforce federal mental health parity act joplinglobe.com ... 1, 2022. Initially filed as standalone bills by Kansas City Democrats Sen. Greg Razer and Rep. Patty Lewis, the measures codify in state statute that health insurance plans must meet the requirements of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Signed into law by then-President George W. Bush, the landmark federal law stipulated that health insurance plans cannot impose dollar limits or restrictions on mental health ...
9/11/2021 The Back Road: When the cost of doing business is your mental health theislandnow.com ... did was to place an excessive financial burden on beneficiaries by denying mental healthcare treatment claims and overcharging them. This sleazy practice which dates back to at least 2013, is a violation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which demands that large group health plans place no annual or lifetime dollar limits on mental health and substance use care benefits that are less favorable than ...
9/11/2021 Weekly Highlights: Health & Welfare Plans, for September 10, 2021 benefitslink.com ... 15 Fisher Phillips 2022 Affordability Percentage Will Be Lower; Your Company's Health Plan May No Longer Be Affordable Graydon ACA’s 2022 Reduced Affordability Limit: Employer Action Needed Kushner & Company DOL Enforcement Priority: New Mental Health Parity Requirements for Plan Sponsors Kilpatrick Townsend OSHA to Develop Rule Requiring All Employers with 100+ Employees to Implement Vaccine Mandate Benesch FAQs on Employee Privacy Issues Related to the COVID-19 Vaccine Reed ...
9/10/2021 President Biden Proclaims Sept. 10 World Suicide Prevention Day seattlemedium.com ... Suicide Prevention Day. “For example, we are working to expand access to mental health and substance use treatment. We are ensuring health insurance plans act in accordance with the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and cover these critical services at the same level as physical health services,” the President stated. “While there is no one cause of suicide, we know ...
9/10/2021 President Biden Proclaims Sept. 10 World Suicide Prevention Day thecincinnatiherald.com ... Suicide Prevention Day. “For example, we are working to expand access to mental health and substance use treatment. We are ensuring health insurance plans act in accordance with the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and cover these critical services at the same level as physical health services,” the President stated. “While there is no one cause of suicide, we know ...
9/9/2021 Health & Welfare Plans Newsletter for September 9, 2021 benefitslink.com ... excess of the amount allowed as if those amounts were taxes imposed under section 3111(b) ... subject to assessment and administrative collection procedures." MORE Internal Revenue Service [IRS] [Guidance Overview] DOL Enforcement Priority: New Mental Health Parity Requirements for Plan Sponsors "[P]lans and insurers that impose NQTLs with respect to their MH/SUD benefits must be prepared to make available a 'comparative analysis' demonstrating that the processes, strategies, evidentiary ...
9/9/2021 Mental Health Parity - New Requirements for Plan Sponsors jdsupra.com On August 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a $15.6 million settlement related to violations of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). In the news release announcing the settlement, the Department reiterated its position that compliance with MHPAEA is one of its highest enforcement priorities. In addition, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) commenced an audit program for compliance with MHPAEA, including making ...
9/9/2021 Democrats demand LGBTQ exhibit return to Missouri Capitol or other exhibits be removed thepitchkc.com Missouri will become the last state to enforce federal mental health parity act] Democrats demand LGBTQ exhibit return to Missouri Capitol or other exhibits be removed If an LGBTQ history exhibit was removed from the Missouri Capitol because it didn’t get pre-approval from a specific board, then every exhibit on display that didn’t get approved must also be removed, House Minority Leader Crystal Quade argued in a ...
9/9/2021 Biden Observes World Suicide Prevention Day, Vows More Resources to Help Fix ‘Public Health Problem’ washingtoninformer.com ... on Sept. 10. “For example, we are working to expand access to mental health and substance use treatment. We are ensuring health insurance plans act in accordance with the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and cover these critical services at the same level as physical health services.” In 2019, suicide ranked as the 10th-leading cause of death in the ...
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9/8/2021 Ginnie Graham- Most pressing issues in Tulsa are growing divides tulsaworld.com ... education. That requires students to arrive healthy, well-nourished and from homes with little to no dysfunction.To do that, parents need to have consistent employment with a living wage and health benefits with mental health parity . They need flexible schedules. Affordable child care and after-school programs are needed as work supports.Transportation is a must in middle America, and internet access is no longer a luxury in an ...
9/8/2021 Missouri will become the last state to enforce federal mental health parity act columbiamissourian.com ... 1, 2022. Initially filed as standalone bills by Kansas City Democrats Sen. Greg Razer and Rep. Patty Lewis, the measures codify in state statute that health insurance plans must meet the requirements of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Signed into law by former President George W. Bush, the landmark federal law stipulated that health insurance plans cannot impose dollar limits or restrictions on mental health ...
9/8/2021 Missouri will become the last state to enforce federal mental health parity act thepitchkc.com Shawnee Mission school board candidates answer our questionnaire] Missouri will become the last state to enforce federal mental health parity act A new law will give the Department of Commerce and Insurance greater oversight to ensure mental health care is covered the same as physical conditions Under a new state law that went into effect late last month, Missouri will become the final state to enforce a federal law designed ...
9/8/2021 Missouri will become the last state to enforce federal mental health parity act – Kansas City, Missouri eminetra.com Kansas City] Missouri will become the last state to enforce federal mental health parity act – Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri 2021-09-08 12:54:57 – Under new state law that came into force at the end of last month, Missouri will enforce federal law designed to ensure that mental health care is covered by insurance companies as well as the treatment of physical illness. It will be the final state ...