Kansas

Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 16, 2014) -- Governor Sam Brownback today signed legislation expanding autism insurance coverage beyond the state employee health benefit program, culminating a six-year campaign to enact more meaning... More...

Topeka Lights It Up, Autism Bill Heads To Governor

TOPEKA (April 2, 2014) -- The Kansas Senate marked 2014 World Autism Awareness Day by ending years of legislative debate and approving a bill that would expand insurance coverage of medically necessary treatments of auti... More...

125-0: Kansas House Votes For Insurance Reform

TOPEKA (March 20, 2014) -- The Kansas House of Representatives approved a compromise autism insurance reform bill 125-0 and sent the measure to the Senate. Sponsored by Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee) below, the bill, ... More...

Autism Speaks Statement On Kansas 'Compromise' Bill

TOPEKA (February 19, 2014) -- Autism Speaks is urging Kansas lawmakers to reject HB.2704, a bill introduced late last week in the House Insur... More...

Autism Speaks Endorses 2014 Kansas Insurance Reform Bill

TOPEKA (January 29, 2014) -- Autism Speaks endorsed legislation introduced in Kansas to expand autism insurance benefits provided since 2010 to state employees to cover more families.

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KS Kickoff Scheduled For Jan.16 Event

OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 9, 2014) -- Kansas autism advoates will get a briefing on plans for 2014 to expand the state's autism insurance reform law to cover more families. Enacted as a pilot program in 2010 for state employe... More...

FEHB and Kansas

The following participating health plans will provide coverage for autism benefits in 2014:

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Kansas Parents Gear Up For Another Run at Insurance Reform

KANSAS CITY (Aug. 12, 2013) -- The Kansas City Star offers a portrait of life in Kansas, one of just 17 remaining states yet to require insurance coverage for autism, though the experience of a family left without coverag... More...

KS State Workers Gain Permanent Autism Benefits

TOPEKA (June 14, 2013) -- A pilot autism insurance benefit created for state employees under a 2010 law has been made permanent by the Kansas State Employee Health Care Commission.

The decision avoids the possibility o... More...

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