We created several resources that promote parity compliance. 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.
Our Model Bill provides a template for legislation that would increase parity implementation (click here for Word version). The legislation targets the most critical areas of need to help achieve true parity implementation. This version is a streamlined draft of our previous iteration of model legislation. The current legislation is primarily focused on increased insurer transparency and enhanced regulatory agency enforcement. If you are interested in legislative text from the previous model legislation please contact David Lloyd at email@example.com. For consumer and provider education model legislation, click here .
We created several form letters individuals and organizations can use to write to their legislators and regulators about parity implementation. The letters provide a template easily modifiable to your state.
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: