Free Special Resources
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Resources, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Cost Per Hire Calculator
This handy calculator lets you plug in your expenses for recruiting, benefits, salaries, and more.

Graphs automatically generate to show you your annual cost per hire and a breakdown of where you are spending the most money.

Download Now!
February 03, 2005
Mental Health Parity Sunset Pushed Back

For the third time, the parity rules under the Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA) have been extended. The rules, which require parity between benefits for mental and physical health, were originally scheduled to sunset on or after September 30, 2001.

For a Limited Time receive a FREE Compensation Market Analysis Report! Find out how much you should be paying to attract and retain the best applicants and employees, with customized information for your industry, location, and job. Get Your Report Now!

By signing the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004, President George W. Bush extended the MHPA to December 31, 2005. The MHPA requires that annual or lifetime dollar limits for mental health benefits be no lower than the dollar limits for medical/ surgical benefits offered under a group health plan. It does not require plans to cover mental health issues, but if they do, there must be parity.

The extension announcement was published in the December 17, 2004 issue of the Federal Register.

Featured Free Resource:
Cost Per Hire Calculator
Twitter  Facebook  Linked In
Follow Us
Copyright © 2018 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on
Document URL: