The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was passed in 2008 and built upon the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996. Recently, The Department of Labor has released guidance regarding increased enforcements efforts and commonly encountered MHPAEA compliance issues. Additionally, the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act directs the Agencies to develop further compliance guidance and an enforcement action plan to improve federal/state collaboration in enforcing parity requirements. In light of the increased emphasis on enforcement, employers should reevaluate their health plan compliance with MHPAEA so they will be ready to face DOL scrutiny.
This session will help plan sponsors and their advisors identify which plans are required to comply with MHPAEA and discuss the requirements, including quantitative and non-quantitative treatment limitations. We will also discuss common MHPAEA pitfalls facing plan sponsors, and cover steps employers should take to come into compliance and ready their plans to face MHPAEA audits.
Moderator: Tara Silver-Malyska, Senior Principal, Willis Towers Watson, Dallas, TX
- Tina Godfrey, Senior Advisor for Health Investigations, U.S. Department of Labor, Dallas, TX
- Zack Hoffmann-Richards, Compliance Consultant, Willis Towers Watson, New York, NY
- Matt McKinney, Compliance Consultant, Willis Towers Watson, Nashville, TN
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