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DOL Sees Wins in Push Against Mental Health Coverage Disparities

Feb. 3, 2022, 12:24 AM

The Department of Labor’s crackdown on disparities in mental health coverage is making progress with more than a half-million individuals gaining access to a previously excluded treatment for autism, a Biden administration official said Wednesday.

“We are already seeing some really good results” of the department’s investigation of health plan treatment of mental health benefits, Joanne Roskey, chief of the division of health investigations with the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, said.

Roskey’s remarks at the American’s Bar Association’s 2022 midyear tax meeting come in the wake of a DOL report that found health plans are not complying ...