autism insurance reform

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...

Nebraska Becomes 36th State To Require Autism Coverage

LINCOLN (April 21, 2014) -- Nebraska became the 36th state to enact autism insurance reform today when Gov. Dave Heineman signed legislation requiring certain insurers to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism up to age ... More...

California Cracks Down On Autism Insurance Denials

(April 17, 2014) -- The California Department of Insurance has won the go-ahead to enforce tough new requirements to stop private insurers from denying and delaying coverage for behavioral health treatments, su... More...

Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 16, 2014) -- Governor Sam Brownback today signed legislation expanding autism insurance coverage beyond the state employee health benefit program, culminating a six-year campaign to enact more meaning... More...

#35: Utah Enacts Autism Insurance Reform

SALT LAKE CITY (April 3, 2014) -- -- Gov. Gary Herbert today signed legislation making Utah the 35th state to enact autism insurance reform. Utah has one of the nation's highest rates of prevalence for autism at 1 in 54, or ab... More...

Topeka Lights It Up, Autism Bill Heads To Governor

TOPEKA (April 2, 2014) -- The Kansas Senate marked 2014 World Autism Awareness Day by ending years of legislative debate and approving a bill that would expand insurance coverage of medically necessary treatments of auti... More...

MO Regulator: Autism Insurance Reform Works

(March 21, 2014) -- Missouri Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff said over 3,000 individuals accessed autism-related treatment in 2013 because of the state's autism insurance reform law, a 22 percent increase over 2012. ... More...

125-0: Kansas House Votes For Insurance Reform

TOPEKA (March 20, 2014) -- The Kansas House of Representatives approved a compromise autism insurance reform bill 125-0 and sent the measure to the Senate. Sponsored by Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee) below, the bill, ... More...

Maine Senate Votes To Expand Insurance Coverage

(March 19, 2014) -- The Maine Senate has approved a bill requiring state-regulated health plans to cover autism benefits up to age 10 and sent the bill to the House. Maine's 2010 autism insurance reform law currently caps benefits at age ... More...

Maryland Directs Insurers To Cover Autism Treatments

BALTIMORE (March 10, 2014) -- A Maryland agency has directed many of the state's private health plans to start covering treatments for individuals with autism through age 18. The Maryland Insurance Administ... More...

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