McCrory signs autism insurance coverage requirement into law

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McCrory signs autism insurance coverage requirement into law

Post #1 by optimusprime » October 15th, 2015, 9:54 pm


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Gov. Pat McCrory says requiring North Carolina-regulated insurance companies to pay for autism treatment gives family members of those with the disorder the tools to help their loved ones.

McCrory signed during a Charlotte ceremony Thursday a new state law directing health insurers to cover services for autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and treatment. Insurers can halt coverage at age 18 and set a coverage ceiling of $40,000 annually.

The final version of the bill followed negotiations between several advocacy groups and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Nearly 30 bills from the recently-ended General Assembly session are still on McCrory’s desk. He has until Oct. 30 to veto or sign them. Otherwise, they become law without his signature.
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