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

Mental Health Parity<br />
& 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 session, 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 also provide 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 ensure compliance within your organization.

Program Overview:

9:30am – 9:35am CT

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Cheryl DeMars, CEO and President, The Alliance
9:35am – 10:15am CT


  • John Barlament, Shareholder, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
10:15am – 10:30am CT

Q&A and Closing Remarks

  • Cheryl DeMars, The Alliance

CE credits for HRCI, SHRM, and OCI have been applied for.


John Barlament
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.

Cheryl Demars President & CEO The Alliance Self-funding Smart
Cheryl DeMars
CEO and President, The Alliance

Cheryl De Mars joined The Alliance in 1992 and became CEO in 2006. Cheryl works with the Board of Directors and senior leadership to establish the strategic direction of the cooperative. She participates in a number of national and regional initiatives that align with The Alliance’s mission of controlling costs, improving quality, and engaging individuals in their health. She serves as board chair of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) and is a board member for Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality.

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