Senate Bill 223
Coverage of Autism Treatment after the age of six and was introduced by Senators Pollina, Baruth, Lyons, McCormack and Westman. To read about the bill click here.
Articles on Autism Treatment Bill can be found at:
- Parents, Advocates say Autism Insurance Mandate Falls Short (VermontDigger.org)
Act 127 is an act relating to insurance coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment.
A group called Vermont Coalition for Autism Insurance Reform (VT CAIR) has been working towards a comprehensive insurance coverage diagnosis and treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Vermont. VT CAIR submitted a bill S. 262 which requires health insurance plans, including private insurance, Medicaid, and the Vermont health access plan, to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for children starting at 18 months of age, and continuing until they reach age six or enter the first grade, whichever occurs first. After S. 262 was passed it became Act 127. For more information about Act 127, an act relating to insurance coverage for autism diagnosis and treatment: Vermont Coalition for Autism Insurance Reform, click here.
Autism Treatment under Act 127 This webinar focuses on the implementation of Act 127,which will require private insurers (such as CIGNA, BCBS and MVP) to cover treatment for autism related services beginning this October. The presenters will discuss the background of AcT 127 and how its passage can help children on the autism spectrum get the evidence-based treatment they need
Autism Legislation Database , National Conference of State Legislatures, a searchable database tracks autism legislation from the 2008 session to present.