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Category: Mental Health Parity

Are Flawed Denial Guidelines Being Used for Your Behavioral Health Coverage?

A recent court ruling found that United Behavioral Health (UBH), a division of United Health Group, used overly strict criteria for denying care, potentially excluding significant number of members, including children and adolescents, from accessing behavioral health services. Specifically, the court ruled that UBH violated it's fiduciary responsibilities and also failed to recognize chronic and complex behavioral health conditions and needs. Read the  article   on the... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Are Your Mental Health Benefits Effective?

Employers play a critical role in promoting and supporting employees and their families mental health as it impacts productivity, health status, quality of life, and health benefit costs.  MBGH believes it is important for mental health and well-being to sit equally along-side physical health. In 2019 MBGH is focusing on understanding how Memphis employers are addressing mental health in your health benefits and well-being programs and we are offering specific... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, January 7, 2019

Spotlight on Mental Health

The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions/MBGH Action Brief "Hope and Healing for Mental Illness is Possible" lays out the challenge for employers this way: " Mental health conditions are the  leading cause of disability  worldwide. As importantly, untreated depression and anxiety are leading causes of  lost productivity and effectiveness  in the workforce. In the U.S., about  one in five adults will experience mental illness  in a... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Mental Health Works

Catch up on the latest on mental health parity and how job stress impacts your bottom line. Read the latest Mental Health Works from the Partnership for Worksite Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation. Key articles of interest include: Final Mental Health Parity Rules Released Mental Health, Job Stress, and Work Outcomes For more information on job stress and what you can do to avoid it, check out the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DOL FAQ on Mental Health Parity Offers Guidance for Grandfathered Plans

Click here to read Buck Consultants' summary of how recently released DOL FAQ ( click here to read) on mental health parity impacts grandfathered status under health reform. Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, July 7, 2010


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