Now that the congressional dust has settled and the cyber smoke has cleared, it might be worth our time to take a closer look at the financial bailout bill that cleared a couple of weeks back.

A trio of benefit-related items slipped by the mainstream media amidst all the sound and fury. (Wouldn't be the first time they didn't tell the whole story.)

Most importantly, the bill — now law — extends and expands mental health parity rules. Congress even managed to pass the more sensible version of this legislation, as backed by the National Association of Health Underwriters. I'll report more on this in the December issue of the magazine.

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