autism insurance reform

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...

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...

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