Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act – Final Rule

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This final rule maintains the protections of the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 and adds new protections. The rule requires insurance companies to offer mental health and substance-use disorder benefits that are comparable to their medical and surgical benefits. However, the final rule does not require employers to offer mental health coverage. A set of Frequently Asked Questions is also available.

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Date: Nov 2013
Author: Department of Health and Human Services