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Below is the relevant legislation related to parity that has been introduced during the current or recently adjourned legislative session. State parity legislation passed in any state since 2008 is usually designed to increase compliance with the federal law and to strengthen state laws.

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Introduced Legislation

Regular Session Adjourned 3/1/2019
Will Convene N/A
Governor's Deadline 03/22/2019

2019

Primary Focus Parity: General
Title / Description Insurance Coverage Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Citation HB 211
Introduced 01/18/2019
Sponsor Representative Dayton (D)
Status Enacted
Summary

HB 211 amends Wyoming Statutes by adding section 26-20-701 to require individual and group service or indemnity type health insurance contracts to comply with the Federal Parity Law and its implementing regulations.

2012

HB 122
Introduced 02/2012
Sponsor Reps. Craft, Barbuto and Connolly and Sen. Hastert
Status Dead 02/2012
Summary

This bill tried to change the state insurance law by adding a section about parity. It would have required individual plans, large employer fully-insured plans, and small employer fully-insured plans with more than 25 employees to cover mental health services that is “no less extensive” than coverage for other medical services. Mental health conditions were defined as those in the DSM. It did not specify if this includes substance use disorders.

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