The Bay Area ASD Advocacy Group, a group of parents of children on the spectrum advocating for better autism legislation, are currently investigating whether health insurors are complying with CA AB 88 (also known as The Mental Health Parity Law).
One way to assess compliance with this law is to document the ways that insurance companies are handling claims for clients on the autistic spectrum. We want to hear from you about your family’s experience in obtaining health care coverage for autism related treatments. If a claim was denied and you took it to the CA Department of Managed Care, how did that experience go?
Please keep it brief, a one to two page summary would be ideal. Your contact information is not necessary, but the name of your insuror would be appreciated. We will be passing this information on to the Calfiornia Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism. The commission is currently developing state-wide policies on autism.
Please email information on your experiences to Karen Fessel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Norton, at email@example.com. Feel free to e-mail us if you have questions.
[This website would also like to get your submissions, so we can share them with other parents who can learn from your experiences. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your story posted. All submissions will be kept anonymous.]
Thank you for taking the time to share you experiences.