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Immediate Impact of Mental Health Parity

Jun 03, 2010

Mental Health Parity has an immediate impact


The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHP) is creating a significant and immediate impact on employer groups with more than 50 total employees. With this legislation, group health plans that provide mental health and/or substance use disorder benefits cannot apply "financial requirements" or "treatment limits" that are more restrictive than the "predominant" financial requirement or treatment limit that applies to "substantially all" medical/surgical benefits.

Anthem Blue Cross is working to ensure the health plans they offer fully comply with the provisions contained in MHP.

This Mental Health Parity overview and FAQ document have more details about how this will affect health plans.

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