OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDED 12/15/2017
Illinois has passed a law for individual and group health insurance policies and HMO contracts to cover ABA therapy for children with autism--however the Autism Law does have a few exceptions for group plans such as a self-insured and union plans which may opt out. For a summary of this law go to the Illinois Department of Insurance's website at: http://insurance.illinois.gov/HealthInsurance/autism.asp
We are in network for the following insurance companies:
If your insurance provider is not listed and you would like your provider added to our network, please contact us.
We offer discounts for those who are waiting to enroll when insurance becomes available. Please contact us for rates.
Public Health Care Programs
Illinois Valley Autism Center is a DHS provider for the PUNS List. For more information on the PUNS Program go to: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=32444
Unfortunately, the Autism Law specifically states that it does not allow us to accept autism coverage provided by public health care programs such as FamilyCare and All Kids. Please see the above link for more information. However, it may make a difference if you are in a managed care network; therefore, we encourage you to find out exactly what coverage your child's specific plan has for autism treatment by calling the company that administers your plan and asking them if they recognize a BCBA provider and if they cover ABA therapy for your child. Be prepared to give them a diagnosis codes which you should be able to obtain from the child's doctor.
If you card does not recognize a BCBA and ABA Therapy we encourage you to contact our state representatives and ask them to amend the law so it does not exclude these benefits for children on public health care programs!
State Representative Jerry Long (R - Streator)
State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris)