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August 29, 2013

SACRAMENTO (August 29, 2013) -- As a result of enforcement action brought by the state of California, United HealthCare of California (UHC) has agreed to stop routinely denying claims for speech therapy and to reimburse its subscribers for out-of-pocket expenses. UHC reached the agreement through a settlement with the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC).

August 15, 2013

ALBANY (August 15, 2013) -- The state Department of Financial Services has published its final emergency rule regarding licensure of practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The agency earlier this year was requiring ABA practitioners to obtain a state license to practice in New York, but has dropped that requirement by accepting certification through the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

August 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 12, 2013) -- California families denied coverage by Kaiser Permanente for applied behavior analysis (ABA) and speech therapy for their children with autism between 2004 and 2012 can apply for up to $9.3 million reimbursement for their out-of-pocket expenses and debts, under a class action lawsuit settlement.

July 31, 2013

ALBANY (July 31, 2013) -- After months of pressure from the state's autism community and Legislature, the Cuomo administration has dropped a regulatory requirement that has blocked families from gaining the insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) they were promised under New York's 2011 autism insurance reform law.

July 10, 2013

SEATTLE (July 9, 2013) -- Washington State employees whose insurance claims for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for their children with autism were wrongfully denied may soon be eligible for $3.5 million in reimbursement.

In a class action suit brought on behalf of all Washington state workers, the plaintiffs and the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) have announced they have agreed to a preliminary settlement creating a special fund to reimburse families for their out-of-pocket ABA expenses.