The following participating health plans will provide coverage for autism benefits in 2014: Dark green depicts counties where only certain municipalities are covered.
A high school student with autism in Taylor, Mich. was treated to a special surprise when he was voted homecoming king last Friday. Tyler Nunnery beat out all the basketball and football players at Truman High School and got to dance with homecoming queen Kristen Baily at homecoming on Saturday.
DETROIT (July 11, 2013) -- GM and Chrysler have begun to voluntarily offer expanded health insurance benefits for autism, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), to their employees and efforts are underway to convince Ford to also improve its coverage. GM offers the benefits nationally; Chrysler has begun by offering benefits to its Michigan-based workforce.
LANSING (October 18, 2012) -- The Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) will field complaints from consumers experiencing difficulty accessing benefits under the state's new autism insurance reform law. The complaints would relate to:
Students at Michigan's Linden High School recently voted Danny Leideker, an 18-year-old teenager with autism spectrum disorder, homecoming king. This seems to be part of a growing trend of students embracing those with differences, according to an article in The Huffington Post.
DETROIT (August 31, 2012) -- In a comparison of the Romney/Ryan Republican ticket with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, the Detroit News cited Calley's embrace of inmproved autism insurance coverage as a political issue.
LANSING (September 19, 2011) -- The Michigan State University College of Education has published a study that identifies shortcomings in the level of training among Michigan public school professionals for educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The study findings further bolster arguments that behavioral treatment therapies should be provided by medical professionals as a covered insurance benefit.