Autism Insurance Resource Center Support Initiative
Shriver Center New England Index
With the recent enactment of legislation across the country requiring private insurance to cover medical treatments for autism, there is a tremendous need for information, resources and referrals on the part of consumers, providers, employers and educators. New England INDEX will serve as a model for other states, and a national resource for federally-regulated self-insured companies. The Resources of the Center will include several components: Information and referral by phone/e-mail on issues related to Insurance Coverage for Autism-Related Treatments and Services; Access to documents including legislation, FAQ’s, agency bulletins, etc.; Support for employers and individuals covered by self-funded (ERISA) plans; Webinars on insurance laws and related topics; Focus groups and trainings.