Category Archives: Stay Informed

Medicare Makes Positive Parity Steps

As mental health advocates applauded the release of final parity ruling for private and marketplace health plans, others were still concerned about of a group consumers who were not awarded the same consumer protections – Medicare recipients. The Mental Health … Continue reading

Maryland Legislator Requests Insurance Commissioner to Perform Market Conduct Reviews to Assess Parity Compliance

Delegate Pete Hammen, Chair of the House of Delegates Health and Government Operations Committee has always been a strong supporter of mental health and substance use disorder parity. Upon requests of behavioral health advocates he sponsored HB1001, Health Insurance- Federal … Continue reading

Launch of Connecticut Parity Website

As 2013 was coming to a close, Connecticut’s Department of Insurance unveiled a mental health parity website to address mental health and substance use disorder coverage and reimbursement.   The website contains free resources such as publications and the behavioral health … Continue reading

CDC Issues Report Supporting Mental Health Parity

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works nonstop to protect the United States from security and health threats. In support of its mission, the CDC conducts critical science and disseminates health information to increase quality of life for … Continue reading

Be Wary of Narrow Networks in New Health Plans

The Affordable Care Act will decrease the number of uninsured Americans, increase access to quality health care and to shed light on the value of prevention. The requirement that insurers provide affordable and quality health care is a vast improvement … Continue reading