Link: http://www.bna.com/mental-health-groups-n57982082089/

By Alex Ruoff
October 31, 2016

Advocates for people with mental health disorders in coming months plan to pressure state insurance commissioners and attorneys general to investigate whether insurers are following federal mental health parity laws, mental health groups told Bloomberg BNA recently.

An Obama administration task force recommended Oct. 27 that federal regulators step up their oversight of group health plans’ compliance with laws requiring insurers to cover mental health services to the same extent physical health services are covered. Mental health advocates told Bloomberg BNA they’ll work in individual states to ensure compliance with the laws.