Washington 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

As the result of litigation, Washington State Insurance Commissioner, Mike Kreidler, directed all state-regulated private health plans to provide coverage for medically necessary treatment of autism, including coverage of speech, occupational, physical and ABA therapy. The order also covers new health plan sold through the state healthcare marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.


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

Office of the Insurance Commissioner

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

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