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Insurance Bill Introduced in 2008 Connecticut Legislature

February 29, 2008

HARTFORD (February 29, 2008) Connecticut is the latest state to introduce legislation which will amend insurance statutes to include coverage for autism. Proposed by State Representative Brian O'Connor (D-Clinton, Killingworth, Westbrook), Chairman of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, HB-5696 requires all Connecticut healthcare policies to cover such therapies as habilitation care; psychiatric care; therapeutic care, such as speech and occupational therapy; Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and medications prescribed by a physician.

The policies would cover these treatments until the insured turns 26. A hearing on the bill is scheduled for March 6.
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