Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act signed into law

December 2008
Employee Benefit News;Dec2008, Vol. 22 Issue 15, p44
The article discusses the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 in the U.S. The law requires health insurance providers to include mental health and substance abuse coverage on par with physical illness coverage in terms of the financial and treatment requirements. It takes effect for plan years beginning after December 21, 2009, which means employers should start to examine and amend their plan designs and HR practices regarding mental health and substance abuse, according to Frank McArdle of Hewitt Associates.


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