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White Paper

PTSD coverage in workers’ comp accelerates as the focus on mental health intensifies

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Coverage for mental health disorders, particularly PTSD, has been a high-profile topic in workers’ comp for some time. Related efforts at the state legislative level to address, and often expand, coverage have increased over the past few years — and will continue in 2024.

In this white paper, Adam Fowler, a key member of the Optum Workers’ Comp and Auto No-Fault Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs team, outlines PTSD legislation developments across the country. With stakeholder concerns about the continued expansion of PTSD coverage and its downstream consequences, he also shows how the Optum PPRA team helps clients stay on top of legislative changes.


What policy developments have occurred in the last few years, and how does Optum help workers’ compensation clients stay informed of new and changed legislation for PTSD?

Read more to find out.