Bloomberg Law
Sept. 24, 2020, 9:27 PM

California Insurers Brace for New Mental Health Coverage Law

Tiffany Stecker
Tiffany Stecker

Health insurers are making a last-ditch attempt to stop California legislation that would force them to cover more mental health services than ever before.

Advocates say the measure (S.B. 855), which would require coverage of all non-emergency mental health services, would be one of the strongest state mental health parity laws in the country. If signed by the governor, it would close what advocates see as a loophole that allows insurance companies to deny treatment that’s not a “medical necessity.”

“This would be the new gold standard for parity laws,” said Benjamin Miller, chief strategy officer for the ...

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