Oct. 30, 2020

HARRISBURG –Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced today that his mental health parity bill (House Bill 1439) was signed into law last night by the governor and will take effect immediately.

“This new law is a huge victory for Pennsylvanians who are dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues,” said Kaufer. “It will hold insurance companies accountable and ensure that those dealing with these critical issues will have access to programs which they are already paying for in their health insurance policy and get the help they need. I want to thank all of my colleagues in both the House and Senate for their continued bipartisan support on this important issue and helping me get this legislation to the finish line.”

House Bill 1439 requires insurers to annually attest that they are in compliance with the Federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, or the act is not applicable to their policy form submission.

Additional information on this bill can be found by visiting this site.

For more information about this outreach, or any other state-related issue, contact Kaufer’s district office in Luzerne located at 161 Main St., by calling 570-283-1001. Information can also be found online at RepKaufer.com or Facebook.com/RepKaufer.

Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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