New Law Provides Parity for Mental Health, Addiction Services

Business with 51 or more employees that offers coverage for mental health services is required to provide the same level of deductibles, copayments, out-of-pocket expenses, co-insurance, covered hospital stays and covered outpatient visits for mental health services and addiction services as it does for physical ailments, said Hannah Vanderbush, deputy press secretary for Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., a chief sponsor of the legislation.

 

The bottom line spells increased costs to all employers with 51 or more employees.

 

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