Posted 8 months ago
By Associated Press
Heineman will hold a public bill signing on Monday along with autism advocates at the Capitol. Insurance plans under the new law would cover up to 25 hours per week of behavioral health treatment, and insured children would continue to qualify for coverage until they turn 21 years old.
Sen. Colby Coash of Lincoln says he introduced the bill because he has seen the benefits the treatment can provide for children.
Certain insurance plans will be exempt from the autism requirement, including those that are sold in the individual and small group markets under the new federal health care marketplace.