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Summary of 2012 Iowa Autism Insurance Reform Bill:

SF.2128 - Sponsored by Senator Daryl Beall (D-Webster)
February 10, 2012

The bill would:

  • Require state-regulated health insurance group policies to provide coverage of the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders up to age 26

Direct that coverage of treatments include evidence-based care and related equipment prescribed by a licensed physician or licensed psychologist who determines that the treatment is medically necessary, including but not limited to:

Autism Speaks Endorses 2012 Iowa Bill Expanding Autism Insurance Coverage to More Families

February 10, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (February 10, 2012) --  Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today endorsed SF.2128 which would amend Iowa’s 2010 autism insurance reform law by expanding coverage to group plans for individuals with autism up to the age of 26. The current law restricts coverage to state employees.

Autism Speaks Endorses 2012 Hawaii Autism Insurance Reform Bills

February 07, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (February 7, 2012) -- Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced its support for HB.2405 and SB.2631 which would require private insurance companies in Hawaii to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism. Families paying thousands of dollars a year in insurance premiums would gain coverage for the screening, diagnosis, testing and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism Speaks: Missouri Report Latest Evidence of How Insurance Lobby Inflates Impact of Autism Coverage

February 02, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (February 2, 2012)  Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today cited a new report issued by the Missouri Department of Insurance as the latest evidence to discredit claims by the insurance industry that providing autism benefits will cause premiums to skyrocket for all policyholders.

Autism Speaks Hails Gov. Jerry Brown for Signing SB.946, Making California the 28th State to Enact Autism Insurance Reform

October 09, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (October 9, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation'’s largest autism advocacy organization, today hailed Gov. Jerry Brown for making California the 28th state to enact autism insurance reform by signing SB.946, which will require coverage of proven behavioral treatment therapies starting in July 2012.