Autism Insurance and Mass Health Connector Time Sensitive Information
Mass Health is not subject to the autism insurance law known as ARICA. There is currently an Open Enrollment period, through March 31, 2014, to purchase private insurance policies through the Health Connector “the Connector”. Policies purchased through the Connector (also known as Qualified Health Plans or QHPs), are subject to ARICA, and provide access to medically-necessary autism treatments, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.
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The Autism Insurance Resource Center provides information to the public about insurance coverage under a new law, An Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism (ARICA), which took effect in Massachusetts on January 1, 2011. There are many questions relating to the implementation of the law, e.g., to whom, ARICA applies, what treatments are covered and how to access coverage. The Center, a new program of New England INDEX, is designed to provide information and support for self-advocates, family members, providers, employers and educators on issues related to medical insurance for autism treatment. Sign-up for updates to ARICA.
Contact an Information Specialist:
Information and referral on issues related to Insurance Coverage for Autism-Related Treatments and Services
Telephone: 781-642-0248 or 800-642-0249
Information About The Massachusetts Insurance Law
Text of ARICA
FAQs about ARICA (en Español, bằng tiếng Việt)
Information for Employers and Individuals covered by Self-Funded (ERISA) Plans
Information for Individuals Covered by MassHealth
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Advisories
Division of Insurance Bulletins and Consumer Advisories
State of Massachusetts - Policy and Fiscal Analysis of ARICA (PDF)