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Hawaii Insurance Requirements for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The information below is collected from state statutes and regulations. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Note: Certain insurance plans are exempt from state mandates. Please contact your plan administrator to see if your plan includes state mandated autism spectrum disorder benefits.

Specific Insurance Mandate

The state of Hawaii has a specific autism mandate, which requires certain insurers to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder. 

The mandate requires individual or group accident and health or sickness insurance policies issued January 1, 2016, to provide coverage for individuals under fourteen for the diagnosis and treatment of autism. Coverage includes behavioral health treatment, pharmacy care, psychiatric care, psychological care and therapeutic care, including therapy services provided by a licensed speech pathologists.

Resources

For further information on insurance mandates for autism spectrum disorder, please visit this website: 

Haw. Rev. Stat. §431:10A [PDF] (as created by SB 791[2015])

Questions regarding state affairs issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Affairs Team.

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