Health insurance deal may have an impact on mental health care

mental health insurance

American Psychiatric Association raises concerns about Anthem deal The American Psychiatric Association has warned government regulators that proposed health insurance mergers could have a major, negative impact on the availability of mental health care services. Anthem Inc. is looking to acquire Cigna Corp. through a $47 billion deal. The deal would make Anthem the largest health insurance provider in the United States, but the company also has plans to acquire Humana Inc., which would also make it the largest provider of Medicare plans in the country. Organizations warn regulators of…

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Connecticut insurance companies required to provide sex change coverage

Connecticut health Insurance

Insurers in the state must also provide their policyholders with treatment and counseling for the procedures. The Connecticut Insurance Department has now issued a directive that states that all insurers within the state must provide their policyholders with coverage for sex change operations, counseling, and treatments. The department recently put out a bulletin to the various carriers throughout the state that indicated this requirement. According to the report, Connecticut insurance companies must all make certain that “individuals with gender dysphoria … are not denied access to medically necessary care because…

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