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DOL Issues FAQ on Mental Health Parity and ACA Market Reform Provisions

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    Nov 10, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently provided an informational FAQ relating to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) market reform provisions. Non-grandfathered group health plans and individual or group market health insurance must cover a variety of preventive services without any cost-sharing requirements. Required preventive services include "breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, and access to breastfeeding supplies," obesity screening and weight management services for certain individuals, colonoscopies for certain age groups, and contraception coverage for women.

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Topics: ACA, wellness programs, Danielle Capilla, Affordable Care Act, health screening, contraception coverage accommodation, Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act, lactation counseling