Mental Health Parity Enforcement Update
Jen Dunsizer, partner in the Vorys Columbus office, and Jacquie Abbott, of counsel in the Vorys Houston office, hosted a webinar which provided an overview of mental health parity updates. Since 2008, health plans have been prohibited from imposing different limits on mental health and substance abuse disorder benefits than are imposed on equivalent medical benefits. Historically, plan sponsors have relied on representations from their service providers that they are compliant, but now sponsors are being asked to prove it.
This webinar provided an overview of the mental health parity requirements, explained ongoing governmental audit initiatives, suggested some action steps plan sponsors can take to reduce their risk and more.
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