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Florida Autism Mandate

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Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why?: Chapter 10

Chapter 10: Conclusion – What next? (Originally published July 7, 2008) In this and other Chapters, in a Q&A format, we provide some basic information that we hope will help you answer questions you may have on various topics related to the Florida autism legislation.  See Introduction and Table of Contents.  In Chapter 9, we … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why?: Chapter 9

Chapter 9: Evaluation (Originally published July 7, 2008) In this and other Chapters, in a Q&A format, we provide some basic information that we hope will help you answer questions you may have on various topics related to the Florida autism legislation.  See Introduction and Table of Contents.  In this Chapter, we discuss whether the … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why?: Chapter 8

Chapter 8: Florida Autism Legislation – Medicaid Waiver for Developmental Disabilities (Originally published July 7, 2008) In this and other Chapters, in a Q&A format, we provide some basic information that we hope will help you answer questions you may have on various topics related to the Florida autism legislation.  See Introduction and Table of … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why?: Chapter 7

Chapter 7: Florida Autism Insurance Mandate – Identifying Exempt Self-Insured Plans (Originally published July 7, 2008) In this and other Chapters, in a Q&A format, we provide some basic information that we hope will help you answer questions you may have on various topics related to the Florida autism legislation.  See Introduction and Table of … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why?: Chapter 6

Chapter 6: Florida Autism Insurance Mandate – Understanding the Self-Insured Plan Exemption (Originally published July 7, 2008) In this and other Chapters, in a Q&A format, we provide some basic information that we hope will help you answer questions you may have on various topics related to the Florida autism legislation.  See Introduction and Table … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why?: Chapter 5

Chapter 5: Developmental Disabilities Compact (Originally published July 7, 2008) In this and other Chapters, in a Q&A format, we provide some basic information that we hope will help you answer questions you may have on various topics related to the Florida autism legislation.  See Introduction and Table of Contents. In this Chapter, we discuss … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why?: Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Mandate Exemptions (Originally published July 7, 2008) In this and other Chapters, in a Q&A format, we provide some basic information that we hope will help you answer questions you may have on various topics related to the Florida autism legislation.  See Introduction and Table of Contents.  Speaker Rubio estimated that the mandate … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why?: Chapter 3

Chapter 3: Scope of the Mandate – Insurance Coverage  (Originally published July 7, 2008) In this and other Chapters, in a Q&A format, we provide some basic information that we hope will help you answer questions you may have on various topics related to the Florida autism legislation.  See Introduction and Table of Contents.  In … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why? Chapter 2

Chapter 2: Scope of the Mandate: Health Plans (Originally published July 7, 2008) In this and other Chapters, in a Q&A format, we provide some basic information that we hope will help you answer questions you may have on various topics related to the Florida autism legislation.  See Introduction and Table of Contents.  In this … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why? Chapter 1

Chapter 1: The Florida Mandate (Originally published July 7, 2008) There are three key components of the Florida autism legislation: Mandate: an insurance mandate that covers children with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome. Compact: a compact among health benefits providers that relates to insurance and access to services for individuals with … Continue reading

Florida’s Autism Insurance Benefits Mandate: Who Will Benefit, Who Will Not, and Why? Introduction

(Originally Published July 7, 2008) On May 2, 2008, the Florida House and Senate enacted Senate Bill 2654 entitled “Relating to Children with Disabilities.”  Governor Crist signed the legislation on May 20, 2008.  While the legislation became law on July 1, 2008, it includes delayed effective dates for various components.  We refer to this legislation as … Continue reading