ER Leads in Holding Health Insurance Companies Accountable : MN Dept of Commerce fines Medica, HealthPartners for Violating Mental Health Parity Laws Following Market Conduct Examination

HealthPartners fined $150,000 for violating mental health parity laws – 5 Eyewitness News

HealthPartners will have to pay a $150,000 fine imposed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce after it was discovered the company violated mental health parity laws.

A news release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce states that a market conduct exam alleges that HealthPartners violated mental health parity laws “by evaluating mental health and substance abuse claims more stringently than claims for other types of care.”…continue reading

State alleges HealthPartners illegally denied mental health coverage, says the company is cooperating | MPR News

Minnesota officials hit Bloomington-based insurance and health care company HealthPartners with a consent order for allegedly violating laws related to mental health parity.

State and federal laws prohibit health insurance companies from evaluating mental health diagnoses or treatments more stringently than they do for other forms of care…continue reading