Learn more about Parity Law

Maryland Resources

National Resources

  • Parity Track
    An initiative of the Kennedy Forum provides state-based resources on parity legislation, regulations, and where can go to get help filing a parity complaint or appeal in your state. Its interactive map is a great resource to compare and review your state’s parity work. Parity Track also has a registry of complaints to track the implementation of the law and is asking that individuals log their complaints and share their stories, so they may be used in continued advocacy.
  • National Parity Implementation Coalition
    The coalition members have worked for years to pass federal parity legislation and are now monitoring the implementation of the law. Members will answer questions and are collecting data on appeals filed.
  • US Department of Labor
    For information on how to file a federal claim
  • US Office of Personnel Management
    For more information on Federal Employee Health Benefit Plans
  • US Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    For more information on filing a claim on a fully-insured plan, contact the Helpline:
  • Federal Register
    To see the full text of the Final Regulations

Downloadable Resources

  • Simplifying the Appeals Process
    The Kennedy Forum and Parity Implementation Coalition published this resource guide to increase the general public’s understanding of the law, how to file a complaint and the steps to appeal denied claims.
  • Parity Act Resource Guide
    Student-attorneys of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law Drug Policy and Public Health Strategies Clinic developed this resource guide for providers and consumers to identify parity issues with insurance companies and entities that administer Medicaid.
  • Parity Act Brochure Equitable Insurance Coverage for Mental Health and Drug Treatment
    This brochure outlines a number of questions consumers with a mental health or substance use disorder may have when accessing health care. Following each question, the brochure offers brief answers along with helpful resources.
  • Accessing Mental Health Care Fact Sheet
    Download our fact sheet for consumers who need assistance gaining access to care or filing an appeal/complaint with insurer.

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