Advocacy

Deal on Defense Bill Drops Kids With Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (December 13, 2013) -- An 11th-hour agreement on a new Defense bill hammered out by the Senat... More...

Ask An Expert: Autism and the ACA

Autism Speaks recognizes that people across the country – both inside and outside the... More...

MD Insurance Reform Delayed Until 2014

BALTIMORE (December 9, 2013) -- New regulations that would have brought autism insurance coverage to Maryland in 2014 will instead be reproposed in January, the Maryland Insurance Administration has announced.

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Federal Judge Approves $2.4 Million Settlement Against Cigna

PHILADELPHIA (December 5, 2013) -- A U.S. District Court judge has given preliminary approval to a $2.4 million class action lawsuit brought against Cigna for improperly denying coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) fo... More...

Autism Speaks Reiterates Call for Oversight On Research Spending

WASHINGTON, DC  (November 25, 2013) -- Autism Speaks reiterated its call for close monitoring of federal autism research spending to assure that scarce dollars are use... More...

More Major Employers Voluntarily Offering Autism Benefits

NEW YORK  (November 26, 2013) -- An increasing number of the nation's top companies are voluntarily offering their employees autism coverage in their health plans. With the addition of JPMorgan Chase, 14 of the Fortune To... More...

JPMorgan Chase To Introduce Autism Benefits in 2014

NEW YORK (November 26, 2013) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) will voluntarily offer its employees autism insurance benefits starting in 2014, becoming the latest Fortune 500 company to extend the coverage through its compan... More...

The United States of ABLE: Majority of Congress Signs On to Bill

WASHINGTON (November 20, 2013) -- With Congress in a state of perpetual gridlock, one piece of legislation has quietly attracted majority support from both parties, in both houses of Congress and across all geographic re... More...

Key GA Lawmakers Vow 2014 Push for 'Ava's Law'

ATLANTA (November 19, 2013) -- The Senate and House sponsors of Ava's Law said they will press forward for passage of the autism insurance reform bill when the Georgia Legislature reconvenes in 2014.

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CA Cites 3 Insurers Over Improper Speech, OT Denials

SACRAMENTO (November 19, 2013) -- The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has ordered three health insurers to stop denying claims filed for speech and occupational therapy for patients with developmental disa... More...

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