Employee Benefits Update - March 25, 2010
Agencies Issue Mental Health Parity Regulations


As reported in our October 2009 Employee Benefits Update, the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 ("New MHP") is effective for non-union plans for plan years beginning on or after October 4, 2009 (i.e., January 1, 2010 for calendar year plans). New MHP required regulations to be issued by October 3, 2009, but the interim final regulations were not issued until February 2, 2010.

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