Autism Insurance Resource Center Support Initiative

Bass, Robert

Shriver Center New England Index

$24,795.00

Community Grants

Waltham

MA

United States

2011

http://www.disabilityinfo.org/

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.