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.
The state of Minnesota has a specific autism mandate, which requires certain insurers to provide coverage for autism spectrum disorder.
Effective January 1, 2014, requires all health plans issued to a large employer; the state employee group insurance program must provide coverage for the diagnosis, evaluation, multidisciplinary assessment, and medically necessary care of children under 18 with autism spectrum disorders. Treatment includes speech therapy. Children enrolled in medical assistance will receive early intensive intervention for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.
For further information on insurance mandates for autism spectrum disorder, please visit this website:
Questions regarding state affairs issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Affairs Team.