Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Benefits

Did you know that mental illness affects millions of people in the United States each year? Nearly one in five adults live with a mental illness. An estimated 49.5% of adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 have a mental disorder. Substance abuse also affects millions of people each year in the United States.

As an Ambetter from Sunshine Health member, your plan provides coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder services at parity with Medical and Surgical services, in accordance with the Federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). 

You can read more about the MHPAEA: 

In 2021, the Florida Legislature passed HB 701, which requires disclosure to you on your required benefits for Behavioral and Mental Health. 

Additionally, Florida has resources for you if you are concerned about your benefits. To report complaints about the availability, affordability and adequacy of behavioral health care services, please call the Department of Financial Services at 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236). If you are calling from outside Florida, please call 1-850-413-3089. 

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