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This page lists some of the action toward parity compliance undertaken by state regulatory agencies since 2008.

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Action in the Regulatory Arena

The South Carolina Department of Insurance requires insurance plans under its jurisdiction to complete a checklist regarding their compliance with state insurance laws. One of the checklist boxes asks insurance plans if they comply with the parity section of the state insurance law (38-71-880). This can be found at the very bottom of page 8 of this document.

10/2015

The South Carolina Department of Insurance issued a bulletin to insurance plans announcing that the annual maximum for autism coverage would remain at $54,200 for 2016, which is the same amount as in place during 2015. The section of state law about autism coverage (summarized at the bottom of this page) had originally set the annual maximum at $50,000 in 2007.

08/2014

The South Carolina Department of Insurance issued a bulletin to insurance plans announcing that the annual maximum for autism coverage had been increased to $54,200 for 2015. The section of state law about autism coverage (summarized at the bottom of this page) had originally set the annual maximum at $50,000 in 2007.

11/2013

The South Carolina Department of Insurance issued a bulletin insurance plans about transitioning into the new requirements as a result of the Affordable Care Act. On page 18 of the bulletin there is a sample letter for plans to send to their policyholders. On the first page of the sample letter that the plan includes “new mental health parity requirements.” These new requirements were the result of the final regulation (pdf | Get Adobe® Reader®) for the Federal Parity Law taking effect.

08/2013

The South Carolina Department of Insurance issued a bulletin to insurance plans announcing that the annual maximum for autism coverage had been increased to $53,100 for 2014. The section of state law about autism coverage (summarized at the bottom of this page) had originally set the annual maximum at $50,000 in 2007.

09/2012

The South Carolina Department of Insurance issued a bulletin to insurance plans announcing that the annual maximum for autism coverage had been increased to $52,100 for 2013. The section of state law about autism coverage (summarized at the bottom of this page) had originally set the annual maximum at $50,000 in 2007.

09/2011

The South Carolina Department of Insurance issued a bulletin to insurance plans announcing that the annual maximum for autism coverage had been increased to $51,400 for 2012. The section of state law about autism coverage (summarized at the bottom of this page) had originally set the annual maximum at $50,000 in 2007.

09/2010

The South Carolina Department of Insurance issued a bulletin to insurance plans announcing that the annual maximum for autism coverage would not be for 2011. The section of state law about autism coverage (summarized at the bottom of this page) had originally set the annual maximum at $50,000 in 2007.

09/2009

The South Carolina Department of Insurance issued a bulletin to insurance plans announcing that the annual maximum for autism coverage would not be adjusted for 2010. The section of state law about autism coverage (summarized at the bottom of this page) had originally set the annual maximum at $50,000 in 2007.

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