Action in the Regulatory Arena
The Delaware Department of Insurance issues a submission guide (pdf | Get Adobe® Reader®) for insurers who want to sell qualified health plans on the individual and small group market. This guide explains that plans must comply with the Federal Parity Law and the parity sections of the state insurance law (page 16). It informs plans that the Department will be reviewing all plans to make sure that they comply with state and federal parity laws (page 16). It also requires plans to fill out a checklist to demonstrate their compliance with the Federal Parity Law and the parity sections of the state insurance law (pages 52 and 53).
|Primary Focus||Federal Compliance|
|Agency||Delaware Health and Social Services (“Department”) / Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance|
|Title/Description||Title XXI CHIP Compliance with MHPAEA|
|Citation||21 DE Reg. 805|
The Delaware Health and Social Services (“Department”) / Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance submitted proposal DE 3290 to amend Title XXI CHIP Plan regarding MHPAEA specifically, to align the Delaware CHIP Plan with new Federal Requirements. The purpose of the proposed regulation was to ensure that coverage provided to CHIP beneficiaries for mental health and substance use disorders was no more restrictive than coverage for medical/surgical conditions. The final order for 21 DE Reg. 805 was issued on April 4, 2018 via DE 3357.