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If your health plan covers mental health services, the law requires it to give the same level of benefits, such as the number of office visits, as it does for a physical illness or injury.
We’re working to identify limitations on mental health treatment within the insurance industry.
The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed Item B-1441 – Revisions to NCCI Manual Rules Related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. The filing revises and establishes rules for the treatment and reporting of employer payments for employees furloughed due to the pandemic.
NCCI proposes that Item B-1441 apply to policies effective on and after March 1, 2020.
Health insurers are expected to make it more difficult on Presidential candidates pushing single payer versions of “Medicare for All” after they added hundreds of thousands of seniors to their private Medicare Advantage plans this year. New benefits for seniors under Medicare Advantage began Wednesday, the first day of the 2020 New Year, in what has already been a record for the number of health plans participating in a program that offers seniors the same benefits as traditional Medicare plus extras like preventative care and outpatient healthcare services.