HARRISBURG – Two pieces of mental health parity legislation are on their way to the governor’s desk. House Bill 1439 would assure that purchasers of insurance are able to access coverage for addiction treatment already included in the health plan. The other, House Bill 1696 would require insurers to file an annual report with the PA Department of Insurance detailing how they offer mental health coverage at the same level as medical and surgical benefits. It would also require insurance carriers in the Commonwealth that cover behavioral health to submit information each year to the Department of Insurance to help them ascertain if the insurance carrier is being compliant with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.