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Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) (B) Working Group

2022 Membership

2022 Adopted Charges:

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) (B) Working Group will:

  1. Monitor, report and analyze developments related to the federal Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici (MHPAEA) of 2008, and make recommendations regarding NAIC strategy and policy with respect to those developments.
  2. Monitor, facilitate and coordinate best practices with the states, the DOL and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) related to the MHPAEA.
  3. Monitor, facilitate and coordinate with the states and the DOL regarding compliance and enforcement efforts regarding the ACA that relate to MHPAEA.
  4. Provide supplemental resources to support documentation and reporting in the MHPAEA chapter of the NAIC Market Regulation Handbook.
  5. Coordinate with and provide input to Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee groups, as necessary, regarding mental health parity market conduct examinations.

2021/2022 Adopted Charges from the Special (EX) Committee on Race and Insurance

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) (B) Working Group will:

  1. Develop model educational material for state departments of insurance (DOIs) and research disparities in and interplay between mental health parity and access to culturally competent care for people of color and/or historically underrepresented groups. 

Public Conference Call
Thursday, August 05, 2021
2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT, 11:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

Health care provider perspectives on mental health parity

MHPAEA (B) WG April 21 Meeting

Public Webex Meeting
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
8:00 AM ET, 7:00 AM CT, 6:00 AM MT, 5:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 90 minutes
Webex Link

Hear Comments on Equity and Diversity in the MH/SUD Treatment Context

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Please see the current Committee List for a complete list of committee members.