main_logoThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a new brochure about rights under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and how those rights have been expanded under the Affordable Care Act.

SMA16-4971From SAMHSA:

SAMHSA and the U.S. Department of Labor have produced a new resource to inform individuals about their rights under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). “Know Your Rights: Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits” is an online and printable brochure that provides examples of common limits placed on mental health and substance use disorder benefits and services that are now subject to parity. The brochure also provides consumers with tips on finding information about their health plan benefits and coverage, and informs consumers on their right to appeal a claim if denied.

Learn more about parity on SAMHSA’s Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act page here. Download an easy to print version of the information here and the brochure here.

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