autism insurance reform

Key GA Lawmakers Vow 2014 Push for 'Ava's Law'

ATLANTA (November 19, 2013) -- The Senate and House sponsors of Ava's Law said they will press forward for passage of the autism insurance reform bill when the Georgia Legislature reconvenes in 2014.

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Salt Lake Mayor Proposes Utah's First Autism Coverage

SALT LAKE CITY (November 5, 2013) -- Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams yesterday unveiled his proposal to extend autism insurance benefits to county employees. If approved as part of the county's 2014 budget proposal, the aut... More...

CA Insurance Law Extended Through 2016

SACRAMENTO (October 10, 2013) -- California's 2011 autism insurance law, which was scheduled to expire next summer, has been extended through 2016 under legislation signed yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown also signed ... More...

Autism Speaks Intervenes for PA Child Denied ABA

HARRISBURG, PA (October 4, 2013) -- A Pennsylvania court's ruling that families have no right to appeal adverse decisions on insurance claims - but insurance companies do, is "absurd and intolerable" and should ... More...

Ava's Law Update: Fall Events Planned

ATLANTA (September 30, 2013) -- Autism Speaks is alerting Georgia advocates to a series of upcoming events to build support for Ava's Law, the autism insurance bill, when it comes before the legislature in early 2014.

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NJ Stakeholders Address Disputes Over Insurance Law

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (September 19, 2013) -- Autism Speaks, Autism New Jersey, health insurer... More...

Oregon ABA Battle Resumes Before HERC

TUALITIN (September 17, 2013) -- Supporters and opponents of applied behavior analysis (ABA) presented their cases to a state commission which will advise the Oregon Health Plan whether it should cover the therapy for 400,000 low-... More...

New Law Prompts Oregon Tech To Expand ABA Courses

KLAMATH FALLS, OR (September 13, 2013) -- The Oregon Institute of Technology is expanding its graduate course offerings in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to meet the expected demand for more practitioners as the st... More...

CA State Employees Gain ABA Coverage through Court Ruling

LOS ANGELES (September 11, 2013) -- A California policy that allowed unlicensed but nationally board-certified ABA practitioners to provide therapy under some health plans but declared this illegal for plans covering lower-income ... More...

CA Lawmakers Extend Autism Insurance Reform Through 2016

SACRAMENTO (September 6, 2013) -- The California Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill extending the state's autism insurance reform law, set to expire next summer, through 2016. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry ... More...

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