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 New Hampshire has a specific autism mandate.
The mandate requires insurance coverage for diagnosis and treatment of pervasive developmental disorder or autism for all group policies, contracts, and certificates issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2011. Treatment includes: professional services and treatment programs, including applied behavioral analysis; prescribed pharmaceuticals subject to the same terms and conditions of the policy as other prescribed pharmaceuticals; direct or consultative services provided by a licensed professional including a licensed psychiatrist, licensed advanced practice registered nurse, licensed psychologist, or licensed clinical social worker; and Services provided by a licensed speech therapist, licensed occupational therapist, or licensed physical therapist.
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