Consistency of Large Employer and Group Health Plan Benefits with Requirements of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Research Question #5: Health Plan and Insurer Restriction of Medical/Surgical Benefits Following the Implementation of MHPAEA


Have financial requirements and treatment limits on medical/surgical benefits become more restrictive in order to achieve parity (instead of requirements and limits for MH/SUD becoming less restrictive)?

Analyses of the Aon Hewitt and Milliman testing databases identified no evidence of any plan that had increased medical/surgical financial requirements or treatment limits in order to achieve parity.

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