On December 10, 2020, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara released this notice to health insurers from the California Department Of Insurance, containing guidance about Senate Bill 855: Submission Of Health Insurance Policies For Compliance Review. The purpose of this notice is to inform health insurers of the recent enactment of Senate Bill 855, which substantially expanded the California Mental Health Parity Act of 1999, and the requirements under this new law that will take effect on January 1, 2021. As policy forms are subject to the Department’s review prior to use, insurers who have not already done so must . . .
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