Insurance coverage for autism

Did You Know…. Mississippi is one of 46 states with health insurance laws extending coverage for children with autism. Mississippi law requires insurance coverage for various treatments for autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), also known as “pervasive developmental disorders.” Miss. Code Ann. § 83-9-26

What does the law require?

  • No insurer can terminate health insurance coverage or refuse to issue, amend, or renew coverage to an individual solely because the individual is diagnosed with or has received treatment for an autism spectrum disorder.

  • Health insurance plans that cover Mississippi residents must provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autism and autism spectrum disorders.