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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Announcing the Release of "Am I Covered?" - An ARICA Tool for Families Affected by Autism

From the Autism Insurance Resource Center

May 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of the Autism Insurance Resource Center's Coverage Determination Tool!

Am I Covered? is an easy-to-use screening tool that determines if a person's insurance is subject to the Massachusetts Autism Insurance Law (aka ARICA). It is designed to be used by both professionals and parents. Through a series of simple questions, it determines whether a policy is subject to ARICA.

For policies that are not subject to ARICA, it outlines some of alternatives to obtaining coverage. While the tool describes these, based on our experience, we anticipate that many users will want to contact us (see below) for information and technical assistance regarding the best approach for their situation.

We look forward to helping providers and families better understand and access these alternatives. We think this will be a valuable resource, and look forward to receiving your comments or feedback.

This tool was developed by INDEX, a project of The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, a division of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


Contact Information

Email: info@disabilityinfo.org

Toll Free (from MA only): 800-642-0249 (voice)
800-764-0200 (TTY)

INDEX & The Autism Insurance Resource Center
E. K. Shriver Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, Suite S3-301
Worcester, MA 01655

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