Alaska

Alaska Enacts 'Silver Alert' System for Vulnerable Adults

JUNEAU (July 12, 2013) -- Alaska has enacted a law adopting the "Silver Alert" rapid response and notification system that can be activated when vulnerable adults, including those with developmental disabilities, go... More...

New Autism Insurance Reform Law Takes Effect

ANCHORAGE (December 31, 2012) -- The Anchorage Daily News reported on SB.74, Alaska's autism insurance reform law, taking effect on January 1, 2013. Alaska became the 31st state to enact autism insurance reform last J... More...

Alaska Lawmakers, Advocates Celebrate Enactment of Autism Insurance Reform

ANCHORAGE (June 27, 2012)-- Advocates, families and lawmakers celebrated Alaska becoming the 31st state to enact autism insurance reform at an event here today. Senate Bill 74 prevents insurance companies from denying medically ne... More...

Make it 31, Alaska Insurance Bill to Become Law

NEW YORK -- Alaska will become the 31st state to enact autism insurance reform on June 27 when SB. 74, sponsored by Senator Johnny Ellis and approved by an overwhelming, bipartisan majority from both houses of the... More...

'Alaska lawmakers should be applauded for autism health insurance reform' Alaska Dispatch

ANCHORAGE (June 18, 2012) -- The online Alaska Dispatch published a commentary from Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speaks vice president for state government affairs, regarding the enactment of the Alaska autism insurance refo... More...

Anchorage Daily News: Pass the Bill

ANCHORAGE (April 12, 2012) -- The Anchorage Daily News in an editorial called on the legislature's House leadership to move SB.74, the autism insurance reform bill, for a vote this year. The bill has passed the Senate... More...

AP: 'Keller will let autism insurance bill pass'

JUNEAU (April 16) -- The Associated Press reported that Rep. Wes Keller, the chairman of the House Health & Social Services, would allow a vote on SB.74, recognizing that his opposition left him in a "pretty severe minori... More...

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