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Summary of 2012 Utah Autism Insurance Reform Bill

House Bill 69 - Sponsored by State Representatives Ronda Rudd Menlove (R-Garland)
January 19, 2012

The bill would:

  • require providers of accident or health insurance policies to include coverage for the treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders
  • establish a $50,000 minimum annual benefit for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy
  • require coverage to include:
    • ABA
    • pharmaceuticals
    • psychiatric treatment
    • psychological treatment
    • occupational therapy
    • speech therapy
    • medical treatment
  • The bill would apply to all accident and health insurance policies issued or renewed starting January 1, 2013