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Overview of Insurance plans, accessing services, and copays

Information for RCEB families on what types of insurance provide this treatment, how to access services and how to obtain help with copayments


Behavioral Health Treatment Copayment Checklist

Documents needed:

  • Health Insurance Card.
  • Treatment plan developed by your provider. Usually in your provider’s home binder.
  • Information on the frequency of treatment (e.g. 2 days per week). Usually part of the treatment plan.
  • Summary of Benefits for your health insurance that includes information on the plan year, copayments or coinsurance amounts, and out of pocket maximums for the individual.
  • Copy of a bill/billing statement from the provider that indicates the copayments/coinsurance that you are being charged for behavioral health treatment.
  • For reauthorization during plan year- information on the dollar amount applied to the copayment maximum to date

Insurance Funding for Behavioral Health Treatment for Autism and PDD  

Please note that this document provides information about a situation that continues to evolve. As such, ARCA anticipates that changes will be made to it as updated information becomes available.


Health Insurance Coverage of Behavioral Health Treatment for Persons with Autism


This bill requires private health insurance regulated by the State of California to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for persons with pervasive developmental disorder or autism. It goes into effect on July 1, 2012.