mental health parity

Premera, LifeWise Agree To Cover Autism Treatment In Washington

(May 19, 2014) -- Premera Blue Cross and LifeWise Health Plan of Washington have agreed to settle three class action lawsuits by covering applied behavior analysis (ABA) as well as speech, occupational and physical therapy for aut... More...

Washington St. Employees Agree to $3.5 Million ABA Settlement

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.

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California Judge Approves Sweeping New Rules on ABA

SACRAMENTO (March 12, 2013) -- A state judge has given the California Department of Insurance the go-ahead to institute ... More...

Autism Speaks Advocates for Mental Health

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Autism Speaks Endorses Ohio Autism Insurance Reform Bills

COLUMBUS, OH (October 25, 2012) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed bipartisan legislation that would make Ohio the 33rd state to enact autism insurance reform. Bills introduced in the Ohio House and Senate would clarify that Aut... More...

Federal Judge Issues Key Ruling on Mental Health Parity

NEW YORK, NY (June 12, 2012) – – Autism Speaks hailed a federal court ruling that a Washington health plan’s refusal to cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech, occupational, physical and other neurodevelopmental therapie... More...

Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms Order on Autism, Mental Health Parity

SACRAMENTO (June 7, 2012) -- A federal appeals court has reaffirmed that California health plans must cover all medically necessary treatment for mental disorders as they do for physical illnesses under the state's Mental Heal... More...

State Insurance Department Reaches Autism Settlements with Health Net,

SACRAMENTO (February 28, 2012) -- The California Department of Insurance announced that it has reached favorable settlements with two major health insurers, Health Net and Cigna, to cover behavioral therapy for autism when deemed ... More...

State Insurance Commissioner: Autism Benefits 'Long Overdue'

SACRAMENTO (Oct. 11, 2011) -- California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones applauded Governor Jerry Brown's signing of SB 946, the autism insurance reform bill, as "long overdue" recognition that behavioral treatment... More...

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