Forum Session

Parity Is in the Eye of the Beholder: Evaluation of Mental Health Parity Under the FEHB Program
July 8, 2005


Eileen Salinsky


This Forum meeting reviewed the key findings of a recent evaluation of the mental health parity policy implemented under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program in 2001. The significance of these findings for the current debate surrounding federal parity legislation was explored.


Howard Goldman, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Mental Health Policy Studies, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Michael J. O'Grady, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services; James W. Mays, Vice President for Management, Actuarial Research Corporation; Ron Gresch, Senior Actuary for Health Programs, Office of Personnel Management

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