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Mental health coverage: DOL clarifies parity law

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Do the mental health and substance abuse benefits offered through your group health plan comply with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008? That law generally requires your mental health benefits to be equivalent to the coverage you offer for medical care. (Some states set even stricter requirements regarding mental health coverage.)

The U.S. Department of Labor last month issued a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that help clarify employers’ duties under the law. Access it here

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