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2015/05/27 - Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill Extending Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Eating Disorders

On May 13, 2015, lawmakers passed Missouri Senate Bill 145. The bill requires health benefit plans written in Missouri, as well as plans written outside of Missouri that cover Missouri residents, to cover the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. Read more…


2015/05/27 - Health Insurers Continue to Deny ABA Therapy Coverage Despite Missouri Law

On May 19, 2015, Governor Jay Nixon announced that Missouri had reached a $4.5 million settlement agreement with Aetna. The insurance company had failed to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism in violation of a 2010 law mandating that insurance companies operating in Missouri provide such coverage. Read more…