Thursday, May 13, 2010
Legislators Pass Autism Bill; Insurers Would Be Required to Pay $40,000 Per Year
By Chad Garrison
on Thu, May 13, 2010 at 7:18 AM
overwhelmingly passed legislation
mandating that insurers cover some of the costs of treating children with autism.
The bill requires state-regulated insurers to provide at least $40,000 annually for autism treatment. Still many insurance companies (60 percent of those that operate in Missouri) won't be impacted by the bill because they're self-funded insurers and not backed by the state.
The Missouri House and Senate yesterday