Facebook live event on mental health parity and appeals June 28

A recent study revealed that suicides rose 28.2 percent in Oregon from 1999 to 2016. Many Oregon families are not getting the mental health and substance use treatment they desperately need, even though state and federal laws have been passed to improve access.

 

Wait times and claim denials are common for individuals and families needing to see mental health specialists to address issues such as eating disorders, substance use, depression, and autism.

 

To help Oregonians understand their rights and how to navigate their health care, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation is hosting a Facebook Live event at 6 pm on Thursday, June 28th. They will discuss state and federal laws focused on mental health parity and the health insurance appeals process.

 

Experts from the following departments will discuss how different types of insurance plans cover mental health and substance use treatment:

 

U.S. Department of Labor

will discuss large employer/self funded insurance plans

 

The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation

will talk about small group and individual health insurance

 

Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefit Assistance

will review Medicare

 

The Oregon Health Authority

will discuss Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan

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