Dahlia Rudavsky Defends Rights of Mentally Disabled Employees Before State Panel
Dahlia Rudavsky testified before the Massachusetts House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on January 24, 2012 to advocate for fairness in insurance coverage for mentally disabled employees. Currently, disability insurance policies provided by employers typically provide coverage to employees who are unable to work due to physically disabilities for as long as they remain disabled. However, coverage for employees who are unable to work due to mental disabilities is often limited to a very short amount of time. Once that period has expired, those employees no longer receive benefits regardless of the severity or longevity of their disabilities. The Financial Services Committee hearing was held to review H. 1174, a proposed bill aimed at providing parity in coverage for mentally disabled employees. The text of Ms. Rudavsky’s testimony can be found here.