Posts Tagged: Mental Health Parity

New Guidance for Mental Health Parity

in Health Benefits

Today, EBSA issued additional guidance on its website regarding compliance with the mental health parity requirements.  Prior guidance focused on specific requirements under the final regulations, while this guidance is less granular and focuses more on overall mental health parity issues. http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/faq-mhpaeaimplementation.pdf

DOL Issues Holiday FAQs

in Affordable Care Act, Wellness Programs

Not to be outdone by the IRS, DOL issued today 15 additional FAQs regarding Affordable Care Act compliance issues.  But, wait, there’s more.  The FAQs also address outstanding compliance issues for mental health parity.  Any yet, there’s still even more.  The FAQs address wellness program compliance as well.  It’s a virtual shopper’s paradise for health and welfare professionals today!  We will be hearing more about these FAQs early next year, as they outline guidance DOL intends to issue in early 2011.  For more information see http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/faqs/faq-aca5.html