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Oregon Senate Approves Tougher Enforcement of Insurers

June 22, 2013

SALEM (June 21, 2013) -- The Oregon Senate has approved a bill, S.414A, that would strengthen the enforcement powers of the state Department of Consumer & Business Services over health insurers. The sponsor, Sen. Chip Shields, said the bill arose directly as a result of disputes involving claims for autism coverage.

The department under current law can only revoke an insurer's license; the new bill would add the power to order restitution to consumers. 

Autism Speaks Announces Launch of Legal Resource Center

June 04, 2013

NEW YORK (June 4, 2013) -- Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism advocacy and science organization, has formed the Autism Speaks Legal Resource Center (ASLRC) to help develop and protect the legal rights of people with autism. The initial focus of the ASLRC will be on ensuring access to effective autism treatment through enforcement of autism insurance reform and other private and public sources of coverage.

New York

State-Regulated Health Plans

New York became the 29th state to enact autism insurance reform on November 1, 2011

Affordable Care Act

The New York Health Benefit Exchange was created through Executive Order in April 2012



California became the 28th state to enact autism insurance reform on October 9, 2011

Affordable Care Act

The state will manage its health care exchange through a quasi-governmental agency, Covered California




Arkansas became the 24th state to enact autism insurance reform on March 4, 2011

Affordable Care Act

The state has elected to partner with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in managing its health care exchange