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SB 415 - Requires Insurers to Cover Autism Treatments - Key Vote

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Requires Insurers to Cover Autism Treatments

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (29-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Insurers to Cover Autism Treatments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that requires health insurers to provide coverage for autism.

Highlights:
  • Requires all health insurance providers and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
  • Prohibits insurers and health maintenance organizations from doing any of the following:
    • Terminating coverage or refusing to renew coverage solely because an individual is diagnosed with or treated for an autism spectrum disorder;
    • Limiting the number of visits an insured individual may use for treatment of autism spectrum disorders;
    • Denying or limiting coverage of treatment for autism spectrum disorders on the basis that the treatment is educational or rehabilitative; and
    • Subjecting coverage of treatment for autism spectrum disorders to dollar limits, co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance payments that do not apply to coverage for treatment of physical illness.
  • Authorizes insurers to limit coverage of treatment for autism spectrum disorders to insured individuals under the age of 18.
  • Exempts insurers from any requirement to provide prescription drug coverage unless the insured individual is covered by a prescription drug plan.
  • Exempts short-term insurance policies lasting no more than 6 months from the provisions of this bill.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (91-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Insurers to Cover Autism Treatments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires health insurers to provide coverage for autism.

Highlights:
  • Requires all health insurance providers and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
  • Prohibits insurers and health maintenance organizations from doing any of the following:
    • Terminating coverage or refusing to renew coverage solely because an individual is diagnosed with or treated for an autism spectrum disorder;
    • Limiting the number of visits an insured individual may use for treatment of autism spectrum disorders;
    • Denying or limiting coverage of treatment for autism spectrum disorders on the basis that the treatment is educational or rehabilitative; and
    • Subjecting coverage of treatment for autism spectrum disorders to dollar limits, co-pays, deductibles, or coinsurance payments that do not apply to coverage for treatment of physical illness.
  • Authorizes insurers to limit coverage of treatment for autism spectrum disorders to insured individuals under the age of 18.
  • Exempts insurers from any requirement to provide prescription drug coverage unless the insured individual is covered by a prescription drug plan.
  • Exempts short-term insurance policies lasting no more than 6 months from the provisions of this bill.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-9) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Insurers to Cover Autism Treatments

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