The New York State Attorney General’s office has investigated and penalized several insurance companies for wrongfully denying coverage for substance abuse and mental health treatment services.
Feel you have been wrongfully denied treatment? Call the Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau Helpline at 1-800-428-9071.
Read about the investigations, penalties and required reforms here:
- March 5, 2015 – Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Settlement With ValueOptions To End Wrongful Denial Of Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment Services
- July 9, 2014 – Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Emblem Health For Wrongly Denying Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment For Thousands Of New York Members
- March 20, 2014 – Attorney General Announces Settlement With Health Insurer [MVP Health Care] That Wrongly Denied Mental Health Benefits To Thousands Of New Yorkers
MORE coverage of this issue is at the Legal Action Center site.
ALSO: The Parity Implementation Coalition was formed to help ensure that the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA)— a federal law that protects a group health plan’s mental health and/or substance use coverage benefits — is properly enforced.
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