CID: Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Insurance Resources


BEHAVORIAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSURANCE RESOURCES

The Connecticut Insurance Department wants consumers to have the appropriate information and available resources when seeking behavioral health and substance abuse services through their health insurance plans.

This site includes helpful free resources created by the Department and information from federal agencies.
 


{Consumer’s Guide to Appealing Health Insurance Denials}
 
{Consumer Toolkit For Navigating Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Care}


{Consumer Report Card on Health Insurance Carriers}
 


Qualified Clinical Review Vendors

The following vendors have been approved as Qualified Vendors for behavioral health utilization review criteria by the Connecticut Insurance Department pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 38a-591(c)


The Connecticut Insurance Department is here for you. If you have questions, please contact our Consumer Affairs Unit at:

{Phone} 860-297-3900

{envelop} email: cid.ca@ct.gov

FAST FACTS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH PARITY LAWS

State: Enacted January 1, 2000, Connecticut law requires all individual and group health insurance policies covering hospital, medical-surgical, major medical and HMO coverage to provide mental health benefits.

Federal: The federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was enacted in 2008 and mandates that large group plans be compliant with mental health parity if such mental health benefits are provided.

ACA: The federal Affordable Care Act, enacted on March 23, 2010, requires individual and small group plans beginning January 1, 2014, to cover mental health benefits, a provision already in effect under Connecticut state law and extends federal mental health parity protection to these plans.

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