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Insurers Falling Down on Mental Health Parity, Agencies Say (1)

Jan. 25, 2022, 2:25 PMUpdated: Jan. 25, 2022, 6:33 PM

Health plans and insurers are failing to deliver parity in mental health coverage as required by law, the Biden administration said.

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury Tuesday issued their 2022 Report to Congress on the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). Of more than 1,000 parity analyses requested of health plans by DOL, “We unfortunately did not receive one that we viewed as sufficient,” DOL Acting Assistant Secretary for the Employee Benefits Security Administration Ali Khawar said in a press call.

Employers that ...