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The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act: What You Need to Know – Part 1

November 15, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act


The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has played a critical role in bridging the gap between mental health and medical benefits. In this first session of a two-part series, we will explain the MHPAEA and the challenges employers face in achieving true parity.

As proposed regulations are set to impact employers in 2024, we’ll host another session in the new year to share the latest insights and guidance so you can stay ahead of the curve. From coverage expansion to reporting requirements, you’ll learn what you need to do to minimize risk within your organization.

Event Recording:

Event Presentation:

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act: What You Need to Know – Part 1

Event Handout:

Make Mental Health a Priority in Your Workplace

Program Overview:

9:30am – 9:35am CT Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Jennifer Austin, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Employer Engagement, The Alliance
9:35am – 10:20am CT Presentation

  • John Barlament, Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
10:20am – 10:30am 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 Wisconsin Insurance licensees under the course topic Principles of Accident and Health insurance.


How to Claim CE Credit

Pre-register for the teleconference using the link on this page and we can leave out the time.

Claim CE Credit: Email events@the-alliance.org and specify the type of credit you are requesting SHRM, HRCI or WI Broker.

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.


November 15, 2023
9:30 am - 10:30 am