In issuing its annual report on investigations of parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits, the Department of Labor (DOL), in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of the Treasury (collectively, the Departments), is1 referencing any guidance the Departments have provided to address the category of violation committed. This document provides the citations to the MHPAEA Final and Interim Final Rules and the guidance the Departments have issued for each category of violation cited in DOL's and HHS's FY22 MHPAEA Enforcement Fact Sheet. Additional materials that the Departments produced (including the annual reports on investigations) may also be found at: www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/laws-and-regulations/laws/mental-health-and-substance-use-disorder-parity and www.cms.gov/cciio/programs-and-initiatives/other-insurance-protections/mhpaea_factsheet.html.
EBSA Regional Offices - EBSA has ten regional offices (and three district offices) with benefits advisors who provide individual assistance and investigators who conduct health plan investigations under ERISA, including the requirements of MHPAEA compliance. EBSA's regional offices can be contacted at askebsa.dol.gov or 1-866-444-3272, and are in the following locations:
- See section 13003(a) of the 21st Century Cures Act, as amended by section 7182 of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.