Families of children in need of a behavior and therapy provider
have many day-to-day concerns.
At Invo Behavior and Therapy Services, we
realize that managing and/or obtaining insurance coverage for medically
necessary therapies is one of the biggest. Our experienced insurance team will
assist you in determining your current benefits. We accept Medicaid, TRICARE, and other commercial
insurance Please contact our Services Coordinator at 800.356.4049 or email us
Thanks to the efforts of Autism Speaks and other local advocates, 37 states have passed Autism Mandate Laws in the past 10 years. This advocacy work continues with Autism Speaks leading the way. Although they vary by state, in general these mandates guarantee coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other therapies for families who have a “fully insured” insurance policy, such as an individually purchased policy or a small employer group policy. However, the majority of families (approximately 60% of the insured population) that have a large employer self-funded policy are left out of this mandate and are without coverage for much needed therapy. Fortunately, there are options that families without coverage can pursue.
Advocating to your self-funded employer
Recently, some of the large employer-based health plans that are self-funded have elected to cover ABA therapy. The best way to affect this change is for employees to approach their employer about covering ABA therapy. Those who do can receive assistance from Autism Speaks, who has published a toolkit and will even provide an advocate to come and meet with your employer (www.autismspeaks.org/advocacy/insurance).
Benefits of the Affordable Care Act
The ACA has made buying individual policies extremely affordable and easy.
Families enrolled in a self-funded plan that excludes ABA therapy can now take their child off of the corporate policy and buy an individual policy for the child without jeopardizing the corporate benefits for the rest of the family.
The ACA ends pre-existing condition exclusion for children.
To read about Autism Speaks’ assessment of the ACA, click here.
learn more about partnering with Invo Behavior and Therapy Services and Autism Home Support Services for your child’s behavior and therapy
needs, fill out the online inquiry form below and our Services Coordinator will
provide you with additional information about our services and scheduling an
If you prefer to speak to someone right away regarding services,
please call 800.356.4049.
We provide high quality clinic and home-based services for children with autism and other developmental delays.