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Sponsored by: The Autism Site

There are many conflicting schools of thought when it comes to autism, but evidence to support the idea that autism therapy helps in development is overwhelming. And with autism rates soaring worldwide, now is the time to expand these critical programs.

Health insurance companies Health Net and Cigna agreed in February 2012 to begin covering behavioral therapy for autism. Autism therapy has been proven to help many people with autism improve their speech patterns, learn how to interact with others, and most importantly improve their daily lives.

For many families, this astronomically expensive treatment just wouldn't be possible without the help of insurance coverage.

Send a note to Health Net and Cigna thanking them for recognizing the importance of improving the lives of those with autism.

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Dear executives at Health Net and Cigna,

Your companies recently took a tremendous step forward in the fight for people with autism: Health Net and Cigna agreed to include autism therapy under the list of conditions covered by the provider.

This coverage will allow many families to seek the treatment they need when they may not have otherwise been able to afford it. Autism therapy can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars over just one lifetime, and it's no secret that most people simply wouldn't be equipped to handle these costs on their own.

I commend you for advocating for individuals with autism and for setting the standard for other insurance providers.


Petition Signatures

Feb 5, 2016 Sherri Schroeder Thank you for helping pay for much needed services for people who are on the autism spectrum.
Feb 2, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Jan 29, 2016 Jan Marek
Jan 24, 2016 Brenda Weber
Jan 17, 2016 JINNY LEE
Jan 16, 2016 Donita Lowrey
Jan 15, 2016 Patty Weston I have a nephew who has autism. I truly appreciate all the support he's able to receive. THANK YOU!
Jan 14, 2016 Heather McKnight
Jan 10, 2016 Allison Richards
Jan 4, 2016 deborah simpson
Dec 7, 2015 Antoinette Soderholm
Dec 4, 2015 Amber Bonasse
Dec 3, 2015 Beah Robinson
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 11, 2015 Adelina Jaudal
Nov 11, 2015 Pam Dix
Nov 5, 2015 Erin Carney Brewer
Nov 5, 2015 Kirk Brewer
Nov 4, 2015 Daniel Driver
Nov 1, 2015 Kathy Willis
Oct 29, 2015 Aneise Gentry
Oct 28, 2015 Rhonda Grainger
Oct 19, 2015 Orva M Gullett
Oct 14, 2015 Susan Armistead, M.D.
Oct 5, 2015 Bethany Colacchio As a Behavior Specialist I thank you for helping me make a difference in the lives of many clients with Autism!
Sep 23, 2015 Kelly Maggart
Sep 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) As the grandmother of an autistic child, I want to thank you for being an advocate of children with ASD. I hope other insurers will follow your example and become advocates of ASD also.
Sep 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 7, 2015 Beth C. We have Cigna, they have been pretty phenomenal with ABA, but I'm a little irritated about them not covering a provider we have gone to for YEARS, switching my son at this point would be detrimental to his progress.
Sep 3, 2015 Krystina Pedroso
Sep 2, 2015 Diana Tsingos
Aug 26, 2015 aletha stuart
Aug 24, 2015 Debbie mason
Aug 23, 2015 Blanche Gunther
Aug 20, 2015 Jody Lewis-Zajac
Aug 13, 2015 Laura Bauer
Aug 13, 2015 Liana Rois
Aug 7, 2015 Sheryll Hughes
Aug 6, 2015 Patricia Lowder
Aug 5, 2015 Janice Banks
Aug 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2015 Brittany Paral
Aug 5, 2015 Mary Yohn Thank you so much for a tremendous step forward in the fight for people with autism. So many families need treatment for a family member & you two companies are setting a standard for other insurance providers. This should be definitely be covered!
Aug 5, 2015 Angela Watson
Jul 31, 2015 Vander Eubanks Health Net and Cigna, I am glad you understand that autistic people desperately need the support for life. I commend you for advocating for them and for setting the standard for other insurance providers. Let other insurance providers advocate for them.
Jul 29, 2015 September Dicken
Jul 27, 2015 Danielle Schultz
Jul 24, 2015 cheryl hastings
Jul 23, 2015 Richard Bosboom
Jul 12, 2015 Tim Pratt

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