On November 25, 2020, the U.S. Departments of Health & Human Services (HHS) and Treasury released the proposed 2022 “Notice of Benefit & Payment Parameters” (NBPP), the annual rule governing core provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the operation of the marketplaces, standards for insurers, and the risk adjustment program. This expert perspective focuses on several provisions that have implications for state oversight of insurance markets and the state-based marketplaces. Comments on the proposed rule are due by December 30, 2020.
Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Issuer Checklist and Certification
Georgetown University Health Policy Institute
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Issuer Checklist and Certification has been developed by the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute for use by insurance regulators in reviewing products filed by issuers for compliance with MHPAEA. Regulators can use this template form to require issuers to: (i) indicate that they meet the specific requirements of the regulations promulgated pursuant to MHPAEA; (ii) provide a detailed explanation of any requirements that they do not meet; and (iii) certify that (a) the information in the Checklist and Certification is accurate and complete, and (b) they generally comply with MHPAEA. This Checklist and Certification is in word document format and can by amended by state regulators that wish to include additional checklist items or descriptive requirements. Once completed by the issuer, the checklist can streamline insurance regulator review of issuer’s product compliance with the requirements of the MHPAEA.