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Glossary of Plan Types

  • Military Health Care Programs (e.g., TRICARE) are provided to military personnel, retirees and their dependents and are administered by the Department of Defense.
  • A Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) plan is one that is offered to civilian federal employees and is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
  • A State Employee Health Benefit Plan is one that is offered to state employees and is administered by a state agency.

Autism Coverage For Federal Employees Makes Advances

November 08, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (November 8, 2013) -- More insurance carriers participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) will provide autism benefits in 2014, including the first carrier serving most of northern Virginia. However, many gaps in coverage remain in the FEHB program which is the nation's largest employer-sponsored health benefits program, covering 8.2 million federal employees, retirees and dependents.

'The ACA's 50-State "Essential Health Benefits" Tangle:' LDI Health Economist

June 30, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (June 30, 2012) -- Janet Weiner, MPH, associate director for health policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, assesses how the states are implementing the Affordable Care Act and incorporating autism coverage as part of the required essential health benefits package. Read more here.
 

Alaska Lawmakers, Advocates Celebrate Enactment of Autism Insurance Reform

June 27, 2012

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 necessary speech and language therapies, occupational and physical therapies and behavioral interventions for Alaskans with autism up to the age of 21.