The Mental Health Association in Michigan

is the only statewide, non-governmental agency concerned with the broad spectrum of mental illness across all age groups.

2016 Parity Survey

Parity Survey
Please click on the link for an important survey on consumers’ experiences with their behavioral health insurance coverage.  We also hope you’ll consider posting the survey on your website and/or using your website and social media forums to direct people to the electronic Survey Monkey version that exists.

This survey is a follow-up to work the Mental Health Association did in 2014 to analyze coverage offerings from 88 individual insurance policies available through the Health Marketplace and commercially in Michigan. The analysis concluded that, contrary to federal law and regulation, these policies were not uniformly offering behavioral health parity coverage.

Now we hope to learn about the actual behavioral health coverage experiences of persons who need and use such services. We will publish the results of this effort, as well as a report on what we found in all our work over the two-year period of 2014-16.

We hope you’ll make hard copies available in your place of business if you have consumers visiting your offices. If you would like to download a printable .PDF, click HERE.