Health insurance regulation

Bulletins related to mental health parity

On Nov. 14, 2014, the division issued two bulletins to clarify its interpretation of the requirement that Oregon health insurers, including health care service contractors, provide coverage of mental and nervous conditions. The first bulletin, INS 2014-1, sets out general guidance for policies and claims handling of any mental or nervous condition. The second bulletin, INS 2014-2 focuses specifically on the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy, but relies on the foundation guidance set forth in INS 2014-1 for mental health parity generally.

Commissioner's letter

Bulletin INS 2014-1Mental health parity

Bulletin INS 2014-2ABA therapy

Frequently asked questions

Department of Justice opinion


Bulletin INS 2014-1(Second draft)

Bulletin INS 2014-1(First draft)

Bulletin INS 2014-2(Second draft)

Bulletin INS 2014-2(First draft)

Written comments

Public hearing:

Oct. 3, 2014, hearing video​

Related Information:

AF v. Providence Court Order​
ORS 743A.168 and 743A.190


Jeannette Holman