Autism Spectrum Disorders and Insurance Coverage

Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Indiana are being denied coverage for therapies otherwise mandated by state law. (State Mandate: http://iga.in.gov/static-documents/0/e/0/d/0e0d26fd/TITLE27_AR8_ch14.2.pdf) Such therapies include therapies such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) which are highly effective and recommended by the State Surgeon General. However, insurance companies like Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield have taken a very rigid stance on this issue and denied coverage across the state to a number of children, leaving their families in dire financial predicaments. The issue has been a center of debate between advocates and insurance providers for well over a year. However, insurance providers have shown little flexibility and dug in their heels on this issue. It is time to take this fight to the courts. Saeed & Little, LLP wants to provide legal help for your family if you find yourself in this predicament. Please contact us at (317)-721-9214 to set up a free consultation.