The Federal Mental Health Parity Act requires our fully-insured employers with 50-2,999 employees, as well as self-funded customers, to offer the same level of coverage for mental health and substance use disorder services as that offered for medical and surgical services through their plan.
The 154-page Federal Mental Health Parity Interim Regulations and comments, were published in February in the Federal Register. Highlights of new/updated information from the interim regulations are as follows:
Promises Made; Promises Broken. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in full get-a-bill mode. Virtually every promise of reform has been thrown out the window, even as those willing to work with the president have been thrown under the bus.
One of the goals of health care reform is to make coverage more affordable, but the proposed annual $6.7 billion health insurance premium tax will have the opposite effect by increasing costs for families and employers across the country. The
Do you Qualify? Can you Benefit?
Converting IRAs & other qualified retirement accounts to Roth IRAs can mean big tax advantages. To quailfy in 2009 your modified adjusted gross income cannot exceed $100,000, but in 2010 the income limit is removed. Find out if this opportunity is right for you…