Webinar: MHPAEA
Check yourself before you wreck yourself

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) continues to be an enforcement priority for the Department of Labor. Still, many compliance questions remain.

In this webinar, we reviewed the law’s requirements, recent enforcement activity and notable litigation.


  • MHPAEA & NQTLs Refresher
  • 2021 CAA’s Comparative Analysis Requirement
  • DOL Enforcement Discussion
  • Participant Lawsuits Examples
  • Looking Ahead & Compliance Takeaways

Top Takeaways

  • MHPAEA is not new but recent guidance means increased enforcement efforts
    • Top DOL enforcement priority for 2022 and beyond
  • Plans need to have a Comparative Analysis prepared to demonstrate compliance with NQTL requirements
    • Employers can’t fix NQTL problems alone
    • Start by reviewing your plan for red flags
  • Fully-insured employer/plan sponsors should communicate with carriers on compliance with the Comparative Analysis requirement
    • Self-insured employer/plan sponsor should communicate with TPA and review any ASO agreements
  • Consider engaging qualified expert to perform Comparative Analysis
  • Pay attention to employee complaints!