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 Ohio has a specific autism mandate.
Governor John Kasich signed the Autism Insurance Directive in December 2012, which would include autism services in the Essential Health Benefits package for plans in Ohio provided under the Affordable Care Act and to state employees as part of their employee health insurance benefits. The coverage includes 20 visits per year of speech and language therapy.
For further information on insurance mandates for autism spectrum disorder, please visit this website:
EHB Benchmark Plan for Ohio [PDF]
Questions regarding state affairs issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Affairs Team.