A few things to know

If you have insurance, that's great! Now you want to be sure you're getting all that can from it!

Here are a few things you may want to know:

  • Most insurance plans have extra benefits and services for people with disabilities. (This includes autism.)

    • There may be services that your plan covers that you don't know about. It's good to check to make sure that your child or family member is getting the disability services that your plan covers.

    • The insurance plan usually needs to know if someone has a disability. You may have to fill out forms to get the extra benefits.

  • You can have more than one insurance. If you have private insurance, you may be able to also get MassHealth (Medicaid) as a secondary insurance.

    • MassHealth has excellent benefits for people with disabilities. It may be worth applying!

  • If you want to manage the benefits for a family member who is over 18, you need to get permission. 

  • Your child can be covered under your plan until they are 26 years old. In some cases, if they have a disability, they may be able to stay on for longer.

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