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In First, Insurer to Offer ABA Coverage Nationwide

Legislation and Healthcare News By State Autism Treatment News

July 22, 2016- "In First, Insurer to Offer ABA Coverage Nationwide'- UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurer, will include coverage of applied behavior analysis in every group plan it offers starting next year. In a recent statement, the company announced they “will be extending ABA benefit coverage to new and renewing fully insured small and large group plans in the few remaining states that do not mandate ABA coverage.” Additionally, ABA benefits will be part of all self-funded plans administered by UnitedHealtcare unless companies explicitly choose to opt out. The decision has been deemed an unprecedented move for a large insurance company and is expected to impact at least 250,000 individuals affected by autism.