State & Federal Mental Health Parity Resources

Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
The 2008 federal mental health parity law

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Fact Sheet (Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight)
This website provides information about the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Fact Sheet (Department of Labor)
This website provides information about the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

Chapter 80 of the Acts of 2000, An Act Relative to Mental Health Benefits
A copy of the 2000 Massachusetts mental health parity law

Chapter 256 of the Acts of 2008, An Act Relative to Mental Health Parity
A copy of the 2008 Massachusetts mental health parity law that expanded the 2000 law.

Disclosure and Compliance Requirements for Carriers, and Process for Handling Complaints for Non-Compliance with Federal and State Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Laws (Division of Insurance Bulletin, May 31, 2013)
This bulletin provides guidance concerning enforcement of federal and state mental health parity laws. It reviews the requirement that carriers provide subscribers with written notice of their rights under mental health parity laws and describes the processes for carriers to certify their compliance with parity laws, and for consumers to complain about non-compliance with these laws.


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