Did you know that Connecticut is one of the 50 states with a specific autism mandate requiring insurers to provide coverage for an autism spectrum disorder? Although certain insurance plans are exempt from state mandates, contact your plan administrator to see if your plan includes state mandated autism spectrum disorder benefits.
Requires each group health insurance policy to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Treatments include: behavioral therapy; prescription drugs; direct psychiatric or consultative services provided by a licensed psychiatrist; direct psychological or consultative services provided by a licensed psychologist; physical therapy provided by a licensed physical therapist; speech and language pathology services provided by a licensed speech and language pathologist; and occupational therapy provided by a licensed occupational therapist, provided such treatments are (1) medically necessary, and (2) identified and ordered by a licensed physician, licensed psychologist or licensed clinical social worker for an insured who is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Citation: Conn. Gen. Stat. §38a-514b (as amended by S.B. 301 (2009)