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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, […]

Your ERISA Watch – What a Difference Discretion Makes

Your ERISA Watch – What a Difference Discretion MakesMayer v. Ringler Assocs. Inc., No. 20-1281, __, F.4th __, 2021 WL 3556473 (2d Cir. Aug. 12, 2021) (Before Circuit Judges Walker, Sack, and Menashi).This week’s notable decision demonstrates the uphill battle ERISA claimants face in litigation with insurers over their employee benefits, particularly where courts apply […]

Years of Legal Delays and Waste Affect New Jersey State Employees’ and Their Children Who Suffer from Eating Disorders

While this story certainly involves the denial of healthcare benefits, insurance, mental health parity, and questionable legal tactics, this is actually a story of waste at the expense of children of New Jersey state employees.GC suffered from anorexia nervosa. She received residential treatment for her eating disorder at Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorders Program (“Avalon […]

Kantor & Kantor Celebrates the Passing of Important Mental Health Care Reform Legislation

On July 6, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives took a huge step forward to improve the lives of Americans living with mental illness.The House passed H.R.2646, the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act,” sponsored by Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) with votes tallying an overwhelming 422 to 2.Although originally […]