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Maryland became the 37th state to enact autism insurance reform on May 5, 2014.

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State Officials
Governor Larry Hogan (R)
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford (R)
Maryland Senate
Maryland House of Delegates

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D)
U.S. Senator  Benjamin Cardin (D) 
U.S. House of Representatives Maryland delegation

Maryland News

ANNAPOLIS- Governor Larry Hogan signed Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) legislation to create a task force that will make recommendations on implementing ABLE accounts to allow...

ANNAPOLIS- The Maryland General Assembly passed Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) legislation, to create a task...

Maryland is surveying the disability community as part of an overhaul of Community Pathways, its Medicaid waiver program for Home- and...

ANNAPOLIS (May 5, 2014) -- Gov. Martin O'Malley today signed a professional licensing bill for behavior analysts, the final step in Maryland's multi-year effort to...

(April 23, 2014) -- The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has finalized new regulations that will require coverage of autism benefits, including applied behavior analysis (...

BALTIMORE (March 10, 2014) -- A Maryland agency has directed many of the state's private health plans to start covering treatments for individuals with autism...

BALTIMORE (December 9, 2013) -- New regulations that would have brought autism insurance coverage to Maryland in 2014 will instead be reproposed in January, the Maryland Insurance...

ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 19, 2013) -- The death of a man with Down syndrome while in police custody has prompted Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to create a task force...

ANNAPOLIS (September 9, 2013) -- A Maryland proposal making clear that health insurers under existing state law must cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) and other autism...

ANNAPOLIS (April 26, 2013) -- The Maryland Autism Technical Advisory Group (TAG) today recommended new regulations for health insurance coverage for autism...

Helpful Links

Maryland Insurance Workshops

ABA Licensure Bill

Maryland Insurance Administration Final Regulation

Bill History

March 9, 2011: Hearing on HB 783 in the House Health Government Operations Committee.  Hearing on SB 759 in the Senate Finance Committee. No vote is held on either bill.

February 10, 2011: Autism insurance reform bill, House Bill 783, introduced in House.  The bill is reffered to the House Health Government Operations Committee

February 4, 2011: Autism insurance reform bill, Senate Bill 759, introduced in the State Senate.  The bill is referred to the Senate Finance Committee.

April 13, 2010: Legislative session ends without passage of autism insurance reform. Make sure to sign up to Stay Informed for the 2011 session!

February 17, 2010: Autism insurance reform bill, House Bill 1091, introduced in the House by Delegate Reznik.