Montana Requires Mental Health Parity

On June 2, 2017, Gov. Bullock signed HB 142 into law, which amends sections 2-18-704, 33-22-701, 33-22-702, 33-22-703, 33-22-705, 33-31-111 and 33-35-306 of the Montana Code while repealing sections 33-22-704 and 33-22-706. This law requires insurers to cover mental health services at the same level as they do for physical health services. This means copays, deductibles and out-of-pocket costs for mental health must be equal to those provided for physical health services.

This law is effective for all health insurance issuers that issue, modify or renew group health plans in Montana on or after Jan. 1, 2018.

HB 142 »