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Mental health parity

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.

Final documents

Commissioner's letter

Bulletin INS 2014-1: Mental health parity

Bulletin INS 2014-2: ABA therapy

Frequently asked questions

Department of Justice opinion


Draft/working documents

Bulletin INS 2014-1: (Second draft)

Bulletin INS 2014-1: (First draft)

Bulletin INS 2014-2: (Second draft)

Bulletin INS 2014-2: (First draft)

Related Information:

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


Gayle Woods
Senior Policy Advisor
Division of Financial Regulation
Phone: 971-673-2033

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