The parents of a 12-year-old boy with severe autism recently filed a class action lawsuit against insurance company Anthem for refusing to cover the level of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy prescribed by a doctor for their son. In a letter to the family, Anthem said the therapy was not medically necessary.
Listen in as Michelle Fischer talks with Michele Trivedi, The Arc Insurance Project Manager, about Indiana’s Autism Mandate, what is meant by “medically necessary,” what parents can do if their insurance carrier states they will not cover ABA therapy, and how The Arc will continue to advocate for insurance coverage of ABA therapy for children with autism.
WTHR Report – Indiana Parents Sue Anthem for Denying Son’s Full Time Autism Therapy
Statement from The Arc on Anthem Class Action Lawsuit