The following participating health plans will provide coverage for autism benefits in 2014:
DES MOINES (January 16, 2013) -- Iowa's 2013 autism insurance reform campaign will kick off February 7 at the Autism Advocacy & Awareness "Day on the Hill" event at the Iowa State Capitol.
DES MOINES, IA (March 14, 2012) -- The Iowa Senate approved SF.2128 by a 43-7 vote and sent the bill to the House for further action. The bill would expand the state's 2010 autism insurance law to cover more Iowa families.
DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 13, 2012) -- The Autism Society of Iowa Chapter hosted its 2nd Annual "Day on the Hill" at the State Capitol to help rally support for SF.2128, a newly introduced bill that would enable more families to be covered under the state's autism insurance reform law. The current law, enacted in 2010, covers only state employees.
The bill would:
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:
NEW YORK, NY (February 10, 2012) -- Autism Speaks, the worlds largest autism science and advocacy organization, today endorsed SF.2128 which would amend Iowas 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.
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.
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.