California

Judge: SB.946 Can't Be Used to Deny ABA

CONCORD (January 3, 2013) -- An administrative law judge has ruled that a state-funded service agency cannot deny access to ABA by requiring that a family rely on its private insurance to pay the cost.

The case involved a s... More...

State Issues Consumer Guidance on New Insurance Law

SACRAMENTO (October 29, 2012) -- The California Department of Insurance has issued consumer guidance to help families understand the state's new autism insurance reform law that took effect in July.

The guidance ex... More...

California Includes Autism Benefits in Health Care Reform Plan

SACRAMENTO (October 2, 2012) -- Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that incorporates autism insurance benefits, including ABA coverage, as part of California's "... More...

Autism Speaks Issues Request for Applications for First Family Service Chapter Grants

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 12, 2012) – In an effort to increase its impact at the local level, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today issued a request for applications fo... More...

Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms Order on Autism, Mental Health Parity

SACRAMENTO (June 7, 2012) -- A federal appeals court has reaffirmed that California health plans must cover all medically necessary treatment for mental disorders as they do for physical illnesses under the state's Mental Heal... More...

State Insurance Department Reaches Autism Settlements with Health Net,

SACRAMENTO (February 28, 2012) -- The California Department of Insurance announced that it has reached favorable settlements with two major health insurers, Health Net and Cigna, to cover behavioral therapy for autism when deemed ... More...

CalABA Honors Autism Speaks' Lorri Unumb with Leadership in Advocacy Award

MORRO BAY, CA (February 22, 2012) -- The California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) has named Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speak's vice president for state government affairs, as th... More...

DMHC Names Autism Speaks’ Lorri Unumb to Autism Advisory Task Force

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has named Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speaks vice president for state government affairs, to the Autism Advisory Task Force created under the state’s n... More...

California DMHC Names Autism Speaks’ Lorri Unumb to Autism Advisory Task Force Created Under New Law

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has named Lorri Unumb, Esq., Autism Speaks vice president for state governme... More...

AB.171 Voted Out of Assembly 50-18

SACRAMENTO (January 26, 2012) -- The Assembly yesterday approved AB.171 50-18 and sent it to the Senate for further consid... More...

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