Key elements and implications for smoking cessation

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By Elizabeth Anne Jackson, Stephen P. Melek | 01 January 2010
Get the information you need to understand MHPAEA compliance requirements and their application to smoking cessation benefits. The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) was created to bring insured healthcare benefits for mental health and substance use disorders in line with those for medical/surgical benefits. This white paper informs plan sponsors, health plans, and their advisors of the MHPAEA compliance requirements with a specific focus on smoking cessation benefits.