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May 01, 2013

AUSTIN (April 30, 2013) -- The Texas Senate approved SB.1484, a bill eliminating the age 10 cap on  autism insurance benefits, but added a $36,000 annual limit on ABA benefits after age 10. The bill also was amended to speed up the implementation date to September. It was approved 19-12.

April 23, 2013

AUSTIN (April 23, 2013) -- Texas Autism Awareness Day will be celebrated Tuesday, April 30 at the Capitol and include a series of events, including opportunities to meet with lawmakers to advocate for SB.1484, a bill that would eliminate the age 10 cap on benefits under the state's existing autism insurance reform law.

March 19, 2013

AUSTIN (March 19, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed SB.1484 which would eliminate the age 10 cap for receiving benefits under Texas' 2007 autism insurance reform law. The law originally required coverage between the ages of 3 and 5, then was raised through age 9 in 2009.

June 22, 2009

NEW YORK (June 22, 2009) -- Autism Speaks joins with the Texas autism community in applauding Governor Rick Perry for signing House Bill 451 - a bill expanding the age of mandatory insurance coverage for children with autism.
The existing law, passed in 2007, requires insurance companies to provide coverage of medically necessary autism therapies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, to children with autism between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. Enactment of HB 451 expands this age cap to less than 10 years old.