New York Mandates Health Insurance Coverage for Autism

November 17, 2011
New York legislators recently passed a law requiring insurers to cover the screening, diagnosis and treatment for autism spectrum disorders. The coverage may be subject to annual deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, but may not contain visit limitations. This mandated coverage applies to every insurance policy which provides physician services, medical, major medical or similar comprehensive-type coverage, and will be effective for policies issued or renewed after November 1, 2012. A copy of this new law is available here.
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