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The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act: What You Need to Know – Part 2

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act


Join us for part two of our two-part webinar series on the Mental Health Parity Addiction and Equity Act (MHPAEA).

Building upon the foundational knowledge from part one, this session will cover the upcoming proposed 2025 regulations and crucial steps employers need to take now to be prepared to meet the updated requirements.

We’ll provide an in-depth analysis of the proposed regulations and offer practical insights and strategies pertaining to the legal requirements.

This session is applicable for those responsible for overseeing mental health and addiction benefits within their organization or advising clients on how to navigate this new landscape.

Event Recording:


Program Overview:

9:00am – 9:05am CT Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Jennifer Austin, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Employer Engagement, The Alliance
9:05am – 9:45am CT Presentation

  • John Barlament, Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
9:45am – 10:00am CT Q&A and Closing Remarks

  • Jennifer Austin, The Alliance


This event has been approved for CE credits by HRCI, SHRM, and OCI. You must attend the entire webinar from 9:00AM to 10:00AM CT to receive CE credit through OCI.

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval. The Alliance is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® This event is approved by the WI Office of the Commissioner of Insurance for licensees under the course topic Principles of Accident and Health insurance.

Claim CE Credit: To request SHRM & HRCI CE credit, email events@the-alliance.org.

The system must record you actively viewing the course in its entirety in order for you to be eligible to claim CE credit for this course. Failure to view the entire telecourse (as noted in the start and end times listed on this page) will result in a denial of CE credits for this course.


John Barlament

Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren

John is an employee benefits attorney who works with employers and health plan vendors on various legal issues, with a focus on health and welfare plans. He has extensive experience in mental health parity matters. John frequently presents on an array of employee benefits topics and is recognized as a national leader in these constantly changing areas of law. He has been interviewed by and quoted in leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal.

Jennifer Austin

Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Employer Engagement, The Alliance

Jennifer Austin joined The Alliance in 2019, leading the team in managing marketing efforts, including brand strategy, paid advertising, publication relations, social media, and website development.

Before joining The Alliance, Jennifer worked at a number of companies in Chicago and Madison focusing on marketing and strategy development for hospitals and health systems, including Advocate Healthcare (now Advocate Aurora Health), Augusta University Health, and HCA Healthcare.

Jennifer has a master’s degree in Global Marketing, Communications and Advertising from Emerson College and a bachelor’s degree in Art and English from The University of Iowa.


January 18
9:00 am - 10:00 am