A Resource for Behavioral Health Providers Download only This resource guide assists health professionals with helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people understand health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act, particularly mental health and substance use benefits and services, and enroll in plans. Publication ID PEP14-LGBTACAENROLL Publication Date November 2014 Format Resource Guide Download ACA & LGBT Communities: Enrollment Help PDF 732.1 KB pep14-lgbtacaenroll_presentation.pdf PDF 1.56 MB pep14-lgbtacaenroll_brochure.pdf PDF 184.48 KB Find Related Information Audience Professional Care Providers Public Health Professionals Population Group Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender You May Also Be Interested In Approaches in Implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act: Best Practices from the States This report offers best practices for implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. It covers processes for implementing parity and collaborating with other organizations. The report also discusses tools for understanding and monitoring compliance. Consumer Guide To Disclosure Rights: Making The Most Of Your Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits This publication provides an overview of federal disclosure laws affecting private-sector, employer sponsored group health plans and health insurers. This document is not a comprehensive description of these laws and should not be considered legal advice. Parity of Mental Health and Substance Use Benefits with Other Benefits: Using Your Employer-Sponsored Health Plan to Cover Services This resource describes the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 for people with employer-sponsored health plans who need treatment for mental and/or substance use disorders. It discusses how to file a claim, the denial of a claim and the appeals process. Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services This handbook reviews Medicaid and its role in financing services and treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. It discusses services included in state Medicaid plans and other factors related to Medicaid, such as reimbursement. Know Your Rights: Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits This brochure gives an overview of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. It lists some of the common limits placed on mental health and substance use disorder benefits and services. Diagnoses and Health Care Utilization of Children Who Are in Foster Care and Covered by Medicaid This report examines the prevalence of mental illness, substance use disorders, or both among youth living in foster care who are covered under Medicaid. It describes the use of health services, and discusses trends across three ages groups.