ACTION NEEDED TODAY
Require that Insurers and Health Plans Demonstrate Their Compliance
with Federal and State Mental and Substance Use Parity Laws!
URGE GOVERNOR CUOMO TODAY TO APPROVE MH/SUD PARITY REPORTING ACT BY DEC. 22
The Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity Report Act (A.3694-C) has been delivered to Governor Cuomo! It is imperative that advocates for mental health and addiction recovery call and/or write the Governor TODAY as he must decide whether to approve this critically important legislation in the next ten days, by December 22, 2018.
A.3694-C would provide New York with annual transparency and accountability from insurers, health plans and behavioral health benefit managers on compliance with federal and state MH/SUD parity laws, which, we know from settlements with the New York Attorney General, remains elusive.
Under this bill, insurers, health plans and behavioral health benefit managers will be required to submit key data that will allow the Department of Financial Services to evaluate their compliance with federal and state MH/SUD parity laws and to issue an annual parity report.
Twenty-two statewide organizations including NYAPRS, as well as five national organizations, representing mental health and substance use disorder providers, medical specialty societies, as well as consumer representatives of mental health and substance use disorder services, actively support the enactment of this legislation.
Take five minutes to call the Governor’s office TODAY at (518) 474-8390
(press 2 to speak directly to a staffer) and share the following message
“I’m a registered voter from (your locality) calling to urge Gov Cuomo to sign A.3694-C into law, to provide New Yorkers with the strongest mental health and substance use treatment parity compliance reporting measures in the nation.”
or send an email: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form