DOL Identifies Suspect Mental Health Plan Provisions

John GarnerCompliance, Resources

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a publication that identifies some plan provisions that may violate the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). The MHPAEA generally requires that group health plans ensure that the financial requirements and treatment limitations on Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder (MH/SUD) benefits they provide are no more restrictive than those on medical or surgical (med/surg) benefits.

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