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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.

Iowa Becomes the 19th State to Enact Autism Insurance Reform

April 30, 2010

NEW YORK, NY (April 30, 2010) -- Autism Speaks joined Iowa families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding Governor Chet Culver yesterday for signing the Standing Appropriations Bill, HF 2531, which includes an amendment requiring the state health insurance plan to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies, such as applied behavior analysis, for state employees.

Autism Speaks Applauds Iowa State Legislature for Passage Of Autism Insurance Coverage For State Employee Health Plan

March 31, 2010

NEW YORK, NY (March 31, 2010) -- Autism Speaks yesterday joined Iowa families in applauding the members of the House for their passage of the Standing Appropriations Bill, HF 2531, which includes an amendment requiring the state health insurance plan to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies, such as applied behavior analysis, for state employees. Passage of this amendment marks the first step in bringing about statewide reform of the private insurance market and ending insurance discrimination against all individuals with autism.