Autism Coverage

Despite Law, Some Families Lack Autism Coverage

Apr 21, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- When Kentucky passed a law in 2010 to require insurers to cover autism treatment, Heather Dales felt like a weight had lifted off her family.  Until she billed the insurance company.

Since the law took effect in early 2011, Dales said the plan failed to reimburse her and her husband for tens of thousands of dollars' worth of care. Most of it paid tuition to the Highlands Center for Autism in Prestonsburg, Ky., which she said drastically improved the development of her son, Hunter, now 6.