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The Autism Insurance Resource Center provides information to the public about insurance coverage under a new law, An Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism (ARICA), which took effect in Massachusetts on January 1, 2011. There are many questions relating to the implementation of the law, e.g., to whom, ARICA applies, what treatments are covered and how to access coverage. The Center, a new program of New England INDEX, is designed to provide information and support for self-advocates, family members, providers, employers and educators on issues related to medical insurance for autism treatment. Sign-up for updates to ARICA.

Contact an Information Specialist:

Information and referral on issues related to Insurance Coverage for Autism-Related Treatments and Services

Telephone: 774-455-4056 or 800-642-0249


Information About The Massachusetts Insurance Law

Text of ARICA
FAQs about ARICA (en Español, bằng tiếng Việt)
Information for Employers and Individuals covered by Self-Funded (ERISA) Plans
Information for Individuals Covered by MassHealth
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Advisories
Division of Insurance Bulletins and Consumer Advisories
State of Massachusetts - Policy and Fiscal Analysis of ARICA (PDF)

For complete imformationabout ARICA please visit the Autism Insurance Resource Center

text of the ARICA bill

The Massachusetts Autism Insurance Law (aka ARICA)
Frequently Asked Questions


DHCFP Mandated Benefits Report
Review and Evaluation of Proposed Legislation Entitled:
An Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism House Bill 3809
Provided for The Joint Committee on Financial Services
March 2010

Top 10 Myths About Autism Insurance in Massachusetts


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