Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Autism: Legal Trend in California and Nationwide [California Health Law News]

The increasing diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) has resulted in efforts across the nation by consumer and autism advocacy groups seeking to require insurance companies to provide treatment for ASDs. This has primarily been taken on in two areas: (1) legislative mandates, and (2) challenges against insurance companies and health plans in the courts through individual and/or class action claims. In this article, the authors discuss these emerging trends and recent cases involving insurance coverage of ASDs.

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