We created several resources that promote parity compliance and consumer appeals. The resources target a variety of actors that are critical to full parity implementation, including legislators, regulators, advocates, and health plans. If you would like to learn more about any of the resources below, contact David Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kennedy Forum and several other organizations offers a number of resources to help health plans and other stakeholders comply with the Federal Parity Law and similar state laws. Below are some important resources:
Individuals can use The Health Insurance Appeals Guide: A Consumer Guide for Filing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (MH/SUD) Appeals to learn more about how to file a health insurance appeal. The Guide was published by the Kennedy Forum and NAMI can be used by both consumers and providers to learn all about the steps of the internal and external appeals process.
The Parity Registry website (www.parityregistry.org) provides invaluable information about what consumer rights are under the Federal Parity Law. It also allows consumers to submit complaints about parity violations and identify key resources on a state level basis.