Idaho autism insurance reform in spotlight from advocate group

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This is one of only four states in the country without a mandate requiring coverage for those on the spectrum. A new Idaho insurance reform effort is underway as a result of an advocate group that wants to bring the state up to the national standard. There are only four states left in the country that do not require private insurance companies to provide autism treatment coverage. The new movement is designed to encourage reform in autism health insurance coverage. Over the weekend, advocates for Idaho autism insurance met in…

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Autism insurance mandate will ease financial burden of therapies

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The goal is to help to make the necessary treatments affordable for affected families. North Carolina Senator Tom Apodaca (R-Hendersonville) originally sponsored an autism insurance bill in the state, in order to produce legislation that resulted from negotiating with insurers that had previously been opposed to the efforts of Apodaca and other legislators, in their attempts to require coverage for treatment of this spectrum of disorders. Last year’s bill was supported by insurance companies, which were allowed to cap adaptive behavioral treatment. Adaptive behavioral treatment is a term that encompasses…

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Autism insurance faces the senate in North Carolina

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Parents with kids on the spectrum in N.C. must currently pay for speech therapies and treatments out of their own pockets. North Carolina is among a large number of states that is looking into their regulations regarding autism insurance coverage and what parents of children on the spectrum should have to pay out of their own pockets when it comes to various treatments and therapies. In 37 American states, the cost of treatments to help autistic kids speak is covered – at least in part – by health insurance. Parents…

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Autism insurance proposal in Kansas looks familiar

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The strategy would mandate the coverage of the condition in a way that is similar to Utah and Georgia. Treatment for children, teens, and adults who are on the spectrum can be exceptionally expensive, and states are increasingly working to ensure that autism insurance will provide coverage for families who are affected by this condition. Without coverage, the treatments can be cost prohibitive, as they can range from $40,000 to $60,000 per year. Traditionally, insurers have been reluctant to offer autism insurance, as they have stated that the issue is…

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Health insurance for autism in North Carolina not up to national average

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A new bill is being considered to help to address the inequality for coverage of this condition. Lawmakers in North Carolina are will be considering a bill that is designed to help to overcome the inequality that is being faced by people with autism when it comes to the health insurance coverage that they are receiving in the state. There are currently an estimated 60,000 people in North Carolina who have autism. These individuals and their families often face considerable expenses that are not covered by their health insurance due…

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Health insurance premiums rise for Missouri autism services

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A newly released report has shown that the cost of coverage for treatment in the state is increasing. A report has just been released that has revealed that the payments being made for health insurance that covers treatments that are related to autism spectrum disorders have been sharply rising over the last year in Missouri. In fact, the data in the report indicated that the coverage costs rose by over half in 2012. This data indicated that health insurance that would cover treatments for autism saw a spike in its…

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Autism insurance mandate in California boosts coverage

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Regulation expands protection for behavior based treatments Last week, a panel of experts on ASD treatment and advocacy gathered in order to assist families in California with understanding the way the new autism insurance mandates have broadened coverage for treatment of adults who have the condition with behavior based methods. The event was held in the Haas Conference Center in Los Angeles and attendance was free. As of July 1, 2012, thousands of Californian adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) became eligible for autism insurance coverage through their health policies…

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Alaska lawmakers pass autism health insurance bill for children

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Health insurance news update for Alaska The Alaska Legislature has passed a new bill that aims to expand the health insurance coverage for children to include treatment for autism. The bill, SB 74, was passed in the House on Sunday with a vote of 36-6. The legislation is designed to provide children who suffer from autism insurance coverage for treatments regarding their specific case. These treatments can include a wide range of speech and physical therapies. Alaska is not the first state to begin adopting such a law – 34…

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