MH/SUD parity filings with MA DOI

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Division of Insurance of Massachusetts.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

-- Copies of the most recent annual reports filed with the Division of Insurance by approved insurance carriers detailing their policies, procedures, and plan benefits as they relate to parity in the coverage of mental health and substance use disorders.

-- Copies of any notices of violation, reprimand, or comparable document since 2014 regarding insurance carriers' non-compliance with mental health/substance use disorder parity laws and regulations

I also ask that all fees be waived for this request as I am a journalist employed by the Lowell Sun and I intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purposes.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: RAO (DOI)

Hi Todd,

I am forwarding you the links to the 2014 report on the Division of Insurance website related to your request below. The 2014 information filed by the companies will be provided to you on a disc; the files are too large for our email system. Please let me now if you want the disc sent by USPS or if you want to pick it up. No documents relating to a violation, reprimand or comparable notice has been located for 2014. The 2015 information filed with the Division is currently under review and the report is not completed at this time. Please let me know if you require additional information.

http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/docs/doi/mhp-carrier-responses-open-2014.pdf

-Mindy

Mindy A. Merow Rubin
Counsel to the Commissioner and
Records Access Officer
Massachusetts Division of Insurance
1000 Washington Street, Suite 810
Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6200
phone 617-521-7316
fax 617-521-7475

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From: Todd Feathers

Mindy,

Thanks so much for the help. If you wouldn't mind sending it by mail to the MuckRock address listed on the request, that'd be great.

Todd

From: Division of Insurance

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Division of Insurance

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Division of Insurance

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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