Law on Group Health Coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder Amended

On May 19, 2017, Gov. Ivey signed HB 284 into law, amending Alabama Code sections 10A-20-6.16, 27-21A-23 and 27-54A-2 related to the provision of coverage for autism spectrum disorder. The amendment requires fully insured plans issued in Alabama to employers with at least 51 employees to provide coverage for diagnosis, screening and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for plan participants who are age 18 or younger (under the pre-amended law, the age was 9 or younger).

The amendment is effective for health benefit plans delivered, executed, issued, amended, adjusted or renewed in Alabama on or after Oct. 1, 2017.

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