Autism Insurance Legislation Introduced in North Carolina!

Autism Society of North Carolina Blog

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North Carolina General Assembly Representatives Chuck McGrady, Tom Murry, Phil Sheppard and Trisha Cotham have introduced NC House Bill 498, titled “Mandate Autism Health Coverage.” The bill would ensure that health benefits plans in North Carolina will provide coverage for diagnostic and treatment services for Autism Spectrum Disorders in individuals in private and state health plans that are covered by North Carolina insurance law. HB 498 has been referred to the House Committee on Insurance, then if the bill receives a favorable report (they vote yes) the bill moves on to the next committee. The procedure is that bill must be heard in those committee and voted on favorably to be considered on the House floor.

We all know it’s the right thing to do, making sure that children with autism get the services they need to be healthy and successful. We also know that it will save money in the…

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