Insurance companies have a history of covering physical care more than mental care. Even today, despite the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies fail to cover physical and mental care equally. This lack of coverage for mental care restricts access to vital, and often lifesaving, resources.
Found that Michigan insurance plans are not meeting the requirements for mental health parity that are legally required by a national law. Unfortunately, the only current method to impact the coverage of mental health plans is official consumer complaints. To share this information, and its possibility to affect healthcare coverage, with people in the region, we developed a Behavioral Health Parity Infographic explaining what parity is, how to recognize a lack of parity, and how to file a complaint to affect your coverage.