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Kantor & Kantor Wins Appeal Forcing Anthem to Pay for Residential Treatment for Client with Mental Illness

Over 50 million Americans have a mental illness. Despite this overwhelming number, the denial of health insurance coverage for mental health treatment continues to be extremely common, despite federal and state parity laws that are supposed to ensure fairness.  On January 26, 2022, our client was admitted to a residential treatment program for teens and […]

Health Insurance Benefits Are Illusory Without a Sufficient Network of Providers

Health insurance benefits are meant to cover the costs of necessary healthcare in the event of illness or injury. But what if your limited health insurance provider network makes the benefits impossible to obtain?More and more often we are seeing health insurance policies which have insufficient provider networks. If a health insurance policy provides benefits […]

World Mental Health Day 2022

make mental health & well-being for all a global priority“We must strengthen mental health care so that the full spectrum of mental health needs is met through a community-based network of accessible, affordable and quality services and supports.Stigma and discrimination continue to be a barrier to social inclusion and access to the right care; importantly, […]

Suicide is one of the fastest-growing epidemics around the world: September is National Suicide Prevention Month

“I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago. People don’t want to talk about it, they don’t want to know about it. People are frightened of it, and they don’t understand, when actually these issues are treatable.” – Judy Collins.According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention:One in every 100 deaths […]

New California Law Goes into Effect Today Reducing Wait Times for Access to Mental Health Services

In October 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation, SB 221, which requires health plans and insurers to provide patients with timely follow-up care for mental health issues and substance use disorders. That law goes into effect today – July 1, 2022.Previous laws in California required Health Maintenance Organizations (“HMOs”) and insurers […]

PTSD Awareness Month: 6 out of every 100 people (or 6% of the population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives

The National Center for PTSD, a program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, estimates that about 6 out of every 100 people (or 6% of the population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that some people develop after seeing or living through an […]

Together for Mental Health

May has been selected as an awareness month to provide education and support for Mental Health.Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Recognizing the increasing number of people […]