• DOL Issues Additional Clarifications to Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity Implementation
  • January 17, 2014
  • Law Firm: Constangy Brooks Smith LLP - Atlanta Office
  • On January 9, the U.S. Department of Labor, jointly with the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury, issued additional clarifications regarding the implementation of the market reform provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as well as the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. The guidance, as with prior guidance, was issued in the form of several Frequently Asked Questions. The FAQs offer additional guidance related to several topics, including coverage of preventive services; limitations on cost-sharing; expatriate health plans; wellness programs; fixed indemnity insurance; and the Mental Health Parity Act. This bulletin provides a summary of the FAQs as well as some practical insight for employers.