Health Care Benefits: Massachusetts
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jayne Zanglein, Western Carolina University
- Employers in Massachusetts are subject to the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law. See Massachusetts Health Care Reform.
- Massachusetts chose to establish a state-based Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. See Massachusetts Health Care Reform.
- Group health plans that allow dependents to enroll must include other dependent coverage, such as same-sex spouses. See Dependent Coverage.
- Group health plans must provide basic health care for children. See Basic Health Care Services - Children.
- Group health plans must cover certain women's health benefits. See Women's Health Care Services.
- Group health plans must provide biologically-based mental health benefits and parity. See Mental Health Benefits and Parity.
- Group health plans must provide coverage for the treatment of diabetes. See Diabetes-Related Services/Supplies.
- Group health plans must provide coverage for certain specified health providers. See Coverage for Specified Providers.
- Group health plans must provide coverage for certain illnesses, services and supplies. See Other Coverage Requirements.