Supreme Court Allows Ruling On Limited Mental Health Coverage

By declining a plaintiff's appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court has -- at least for now -- said that it is not a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act if an employer offers less coverage for mental illnesses than for physical illnesses. The high court last month left intact an appellate court ruling that had upheld a two-year cap on mental disabilities in a long-term disability plan offered by Kmart Corp. (Payments for impairment due to physical disabilities continue under that plan until age 65.)

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