• The Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equity Act: What Are the Research Implications for Employers and EAPs?

      Attridge, Mark; Amaral, Thomas M., 1952- (EAP Technology Systems, 2010-01)
      The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act passed into law on October 3, 2008. This federal law requires employers that offer mental health and addiction coverage to do so on the same terms and conditions as those benefits offered for medical and surgical care. This research brief describes the core provisions of the Act, the findings from research on the impact of parity on benefits use and costs, and the implications of this research for employers and employee assistance programs (EAPs).