Michigan Class Action Called Landmark Settlement for Autism Treatment

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Michigan has agreed to settle a class action case with about 100 families for a total of $1 million to reimburse expenses they paid for autism testing and treatment. It has been an ongoing battle to get insurance companies to cover autism care, as they have long excluded it from their policies and labeled treatment as “experimental.”

To date, only 13 states have laws requiring insurance companies to pay for autism treatments and screenings. This settlement is the first step in the right direction for all states requiring insurance companies to cover autism treatment and testing for all special needs and autistic children. With the recent reports of widespread abuse of special needs children in public and private schools, this is just the beginning for increased awareness of autism and those who are affected by it.To read the full story, please click here.

The law firm of Balkan & Patterson works extensively with clients, parents, students, children and families who are affected by autism. We have the experience and understanding required to successfully litigate these types of cases, as well as the compassion for what you are going through. For more information about us, please contact us online at www.balkanpatterson.com or call (561) 750-9191.

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