New Guide on Mental Health Parity in Workplaces
The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health released a new guide on employer compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The Act aims to equalize insurance-related financial requirements and treatment options for employees with mental health conditions and those with substance use disorders. It prohibits covered health plans that offer mental health and substance use related benefits from imposing more restrictive financial requirements and treatment limitations on these benefits than on other covered benefits. The final rules and regulations for the Mental Health Parity Act were released in 2013. This guide is meant to serve as a reference for employers who offer mental health-related benefits as part of their employer health plan. The full guide is available from the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health website.