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Maryland 2014-15 Autism Insurance Workshops

Autism Speaks, Pathfinders for Autism and the Maryland Association of Behavior Analysts are conducting a series of workshops across the state to familiarize families, individuals with autism and providers with Maryland law affecting autism insurance coverage.


October 14 (Tuesday), Smithsburg
6:00 - 8:00PM
Smithsburg Library
66 West Water Street

December 1 (Monday), Westminster
6:30 - 8:00 PM
The Arc Carroll County 
180 Kriders Church Road

Maryland To Require Autism Insurance Coverage

April 23, 2014

(April 23, 2014) -- The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has finalized new regulations that will require coverage of autism benefits, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for many private plans as well as state employees. Related legislation that would establish a state licensing procedure for ABA providers, meanwhile, is headed to Gov. Martin O'Malley in May.

Maryland Directs Insurers To Cover Autism Treatments

March 11, 2014

BALTIMORE (March 10, 2014) -- A Maryland agency has directed many of the state's private health plans to start covering treatments for individuals with autism through age 18. The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) finalized regulations that will require insurers to cover at least 25 hours a week of habilitative care for children with autism aged 18 months through 5 years, and a minimum of 10 hours a week of therapy for ages 6 though 18.