July 12, 2016

On June 14, 2016, Gov. Walker signed HB 234 into law, creating Chapter 17. Under the new law, plans that provide coverage for mental health benefits must provide coverage for those benefits delivered through telehealth services by Alaska-licensed health care providers. The law applies to plans offered, issued, delivered or renewed in Alaska on or after Sept. 11, 2016. The new law does not add new employer obligations, but fully insured Alaska employers should be aware of the coverage requirements.

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