In 2005, South Carolina passed a mental health parity law. We are using our experience with that law to approach the new federal parity law. In addition to the mental health benefits required by the S.C. law, we are adding coverage for substance use disorders and additional clinical disorders.
For informational purposes only. The Federal Mental Health Parity Act of 2008 requires additional rule making regarding details of implementation, which will be forthcoming. We recommend you seek advice of counsel in assessing the requirements of the law and the impact on your plan.