“Of the 330 health plan investigations closed in the 2016 fiscal year by the EBSA, 191 included Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) compliance audits because they involved plans subject to the MHPAEA … EBSA conducts compliance reviews in all open cases where MHPAEA applies. Many of these stem from individual plan participants’ complaints, if the violations seem to be systematic…. In addition to these DOL investigations, MHPAEA lawsuits by plan participants are on the rise, and the IRS has the authority to impose excise taxes for violations.” [HR Daily Advisor]