North Dakota becomes 48th state to require autism insurance coverage | July 11, 2018 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

North Dakota becomes 48th state to require autism insurance coverage July 11, 2018  This morning, North Dakota became the 48th state to require autism insurance coverage. North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced that all state-regulated plans that have mental health coverage will be required to cover treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Bulletin 2018-1 issued by the …

Autism Speaks | New Mexico passes landmark legislation for autism insurance coverage | April 2, 2019 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

New Mexico passes landmark legislation for autism insurance coverage April 2, 2019  In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed landmark autism insurance legislation.  Joined by members of the autism community, Governor Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 322 which expands coverage for autism therapies to transition-age youth and adults with autism …

Autism Speaks | Wyoming becomes 49th state to require coverage of autism | April 25, 2019 #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Wyoming becomes 49th state to require coverage of autism April 25, 2019  On April 19, 2019, Wyoming became the 49th state to address autism insurance coverage in state-regulated plans. Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Glause announced that all plans that have mental health coverage -- including large group, small group, and individual plans -- will be …

Autism Speaks commends Tennessee as it becomes 50th state requiring that insurance plans cover autism | Aug. 3, 2019 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Autism Speaks commends Tennessee as it becomes 50th state requiring that insurance plans cover autism Reforms eliminate restrictions and gaps in coverage of medically necessary autism care NEW YORK (August 3, 2019) – After more than a decade of advocacy by Autism Speaks, volunteer autism advocates and partners in the disability community, Tennessee is now the …

Autism Speaks | ’60 Minutes’ Spotlights Insurance Denials For Mental Health | Dec. 16, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

'60 Minutes' Spotlights Insurance Denials For Mental Health December 16, 2014 California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has commended CBS "60 Minutes" for highlighting the difficulties individuals experience in securing longterm mental health coverage and highlighted his agency's efforts to improve benfits, particularly for the treatment of autism. The CBS segment, entitled "Denied," [view below] aired December …

Autism Speaks | Historic’ Settlement On Autism Benefits Reached In Washington State | Oct. 17, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Historic' Settlement On Autism Benefits Reached In Washington State October 17, 2014 (October 17, 2014) -- Regence Blue Shield, the largest Washington State health insurer, has agreed to settle a pair of class action lawsuits by covering medically necessary autism treatments, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), and establishing a $6 million fund to reimburse policyholders for out-of-pocket …

Autism Speaks | Federal Judge Removes Key Roadblock To ABA Insurance Coverage | Aug. 13, 2014 #AutisticHistory #BanABA #EndAutismSpeaks

Federal Judge Removes Key Roadblock To ABA Insurance Coverage  August 13, 2014 PORTLAND, OR (August 13, 2014) -- A "developmental disability exclusion" widely used by insurers to deny claims for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for autism has been rejected in Oregon by a federal judge as a violation of federal and state mental health parity law. …