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Malloy Signs DSM-V Bill

June 05, 2013

HARTFORD (June 5, 2013) -- Governor Dannel Malloy has signed a bill, SB.1029, that shields anyone diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder prior to the release of the new DSM-V from losing their benefits under the state's 2009 autism insurance reform law.

The bill was championed by Senators Joseph Crisco, Martin Looney and Rob Kane, and Representatives Cathy Abercrombie and Tony Hwang.

DC Council Approves Autism Insurance Reform

June 04, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2013) -- The District of Columbia Council today unanimously approved an insurance reform bill that will require coverage for ABA for autism through small group and individual policies starting next year. Once signed by Washington Mayor Vincent Gray, who requested the bill, the District will join 33 states that have enacted autism insurance reform.