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USVI Enacts Autism Insurance Reform

(May 20, 2014) -- U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John P. deJongh has signed an autism insurance reform bill into law, enabling the U.S. Territory to join 37 states and the District of Columbia which have enacted ... More...

ABA For Military Kids Bill Introduced In Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (May 9, 2014) -- Bipartisan legislation that would require TRICARE to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for all military children with developmental disabilities, including autism, at medically prescribed levels... More...

Gillibrand: Make Military Kids With Disabilities A Priority

WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2014) -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) demanded answers yesterday from top military leaders on what is being done to improve access to behavioral therapy for military kids with a... More...

#37: Maryland Finalizes Autism Insurance Reform

ANNAPOLIS (May 5, 2014) -- Gov. Martin O'Malley today signed a professional licensing bill for behavior analysts, the final step in Maryland's multi-year effort to require insurance coverage of medically necessary aut... More...

Maine Lawmakers Say 'Yes' To Kids With Autism

AUGUSTA (May 1, 2014) -- The Maine Legislature voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that will expand benefits under the state's 2010 autism insurance law from age 5 through age 10. The new law... More...

Oregon Sued Over Denying Autism Benefits to State Employees

Portland (April 30, 2014) -- The state of Oregon has been sued over its blanket exclusion of insurance b... More...

Maine Governor Says 'No' To Kids With Autism

AUGUSTA (April 29, 2014) -- Maine Governor Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would raise the age cap on the state's 2010 autism insurance law from 5 to 10, saying it would raise insurance premiums and taxes. The Legislature, ... More...

USVI Legislature Approves Autism Insurance Reform

(April 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Virgin Islands Senate has unanimously approved an autism insurance reform bill and sent the measure to Governor John P. deJongh for his signature. If enacted, the US Territory would join 36 states and ... More...

Licensing Struck Down As Basis For ABA Denials in California

(April 25, 2014) -- Demanding that providers of applied behavior analysis (ABA) hold a state license cannot be used to deny insurance coverage of medically necessary treatment for autism, a California appe... More...

Maryland To Require Autism Insurance Coverage

(April 23, 2014) -- The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has finalized new regulations that will require coverage of autism benefits, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for many private plans as well as state employ... More...

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