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Delaware became the 32nd state to enact autism insurance reform on August 13, 2012.

Find your Delaware elected officials here.
Find autism resources for Delaware families here.

State Officials
Governor Jack Markell (D)
Lt. Governor Matthew Denn (D)
Delaware Senate; Delaware House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Christopher Coons (D)
U.S. Senator Thomas Carper (D)
U.S. Representative John Carney (D)

Delaware News

DOVER (December 11, 2012) -- Reporter Noelle Swan with Delaware's NPR affiliate, WDDE, explores how the state's new autism insurance reform law will affect families,...

DOVER (December 11, 2012) -- Delaware's new autism insurance reform law takes effect today, requiring autism coverage under all state-regulated plans issued or renewed...

NEWARK, DE (August 13, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Delaware Governor Jack Markell for signing...

DOVER (June 25, 2012) -- The Delaware House of Representatives approved the autism insurance reform bill, SB.22, by unanimous vote. The measure, which would require health plans...

DOVER (June 13, 2012) -- The House Economic Development, Banking, Insurance and Commerce Committee released SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, for a final floor vote in the...

DOVER (June 7, 2012)-- The Senate unanimously approved SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent the measure to the House of Representatives for further consideration. The...

DOVER (June 6, 2012) -- The Senate Finance Committee approved SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent it to the full Senate for a floor vote. The committee vote was the...

DOVER (March 28, 2012)-- Autism Delaware, legislative leaders and family advocates renewed the push for SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, during "Smart Cookie Day...

The bill would:

 

  • Require health insurance companies to provide coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of autism...

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Bill History

June 13, 2012:  House Insurance Committee releases SB.22 for final floor vote in the House

June 7, 2012: Senate approves SB.22 unanimously; bill moves to the House

June 6, 2012: SB.22 released by Senate Finance Committee; heads to Senate floor

\March 17, 2011: Autism insurance reform bill, Senate Bill 22, introduced in the Senate by Senators Sorenson and Cloutier and co-sponsored by Representative Johnson.  The bill is referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

June 30, 2010: Legislative session ends without passage of autism insurance reform.

March 16, 2010: Autism insurance reform bill,...