Lobbies Seek Last-Minute BBB Tweak Allowing Appeals Of Mental Parity Fines

By Amy Lotven / November 18, 2021 at 5:33 PM
Stakeholders upset by the Build Back Better package’s inclusion of civil monetary penalties for violations of the mental health parity law are pressing congressional leadership to make last-minute changes that would give firms compliance assistance and appeals rights if the provision moves forward. The letter comes a day after the Congressional Budget Office said granting the Department of Labor authority to enforce the penalties would raise $35 million from 2022 to 2031, a number a source says was expected, and...

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