Health Care Services and Financing

Health Insurance Parity for Alcohol-Related Treatment

Laws addressing requirements that health plans provide the same levels of benefits for alcohol-related disorders as they do for medical and surgical conditions.

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Maps & Charts: Health Insurance Parity for Alcohol-Related Treatment

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Must offer

Alaska

Must offer

Arizona

No alcohol-related parity provisions

Arkansas

No alcohol-related parity provisions

California

Must offer

Colorado

Must cover

Connecticut

Must cover

Delaware

Must cover

District of Columbia

Must cover

Florida

Must offer

Georgia

Must offer

Hawaii

Must cover

Idaho

No alcohol-related parity provisions

Illinois

Must cover

Indiana

No alcohol-related parity provisions

Iowa

No alcohol-related parity provisions

Kansas

Must cover

Kentucky

Must offer

Louisiana

Must offer

Maine

Must cover

Maryland

Must cover

Massachusetts

Must cover

Michigan

Must cover and must offer

Minnesota

Must cover

Mississippi

Must cover

Missouri

Must cover and must offer

Montana

Must cover

Nebraska

Must offer

Nevada

No alcohol-related parity provisions

New Hampshire

Must cover

New Jersey

Must cover

New Mexico

Must offer

New York

Must cover and must offer

North Carolina

Must offer

North Dakota

Must cover

Ohio

Must cover

Oklahoma

No alcohol-related parity provisions

Oregon

Must cover

Pennsylvania

Must cover

Rhode Island

Must cover

South Carolina

Must offer

South Dakota

Must offer

Tennessee

Must offer

Texas

Must cover

Utah

Must offer

Vermont

Must cover

Virginia

Must cover

Washington

Must cover

West Virginia

Must cover

Wisconsin

Must cover

Wyoming

No alcohol-related parity provisions

Date

Must Cover

Must Offer

Both

None

1/1/03

25 states

16 states

3 states

7 states

1/1/04

26 states

15 states

3 states

7 states

1/1/05

26 states

15 states

3 states

7 states

1/1/06

27 states

15 states

3 states

6 states

1/1/07

27 states

15 states

3 states

6 states

1/1/08

28 states

14 states

3 states

6 states

1/1/09

28 states

14 states

3 states

6 states

1/1/10

26 states

14 states

3 states

8 states

1/1/11

26 states

14 states

3 states

8 states

1/1/12

26 states

14 states

3 states

8 states

1/1/13

26 states

14 states

3 states

8 states

1/1/14

26 states

14 states

3 states

8 states

1/1/15

26 states

14 states

3 states

8 states

1/1/16

27 states

14 states

2 states

8 states

1/1/17

27 states

14 states

2 states

8 states