Autism Insurance Presentation (ARICA)

Amy Weinstock, the director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School in Worcester, will present at the Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Haverhill SEPAC meeting, which starts at 6 PM in the Haverhill High School library, on navigating the Autism insurance world, including ARICA.

ARICA (An Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism), is a Massachusetts law passed in 2010, requiring private health insurers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Ms. Weinstock has an extensive background in insurance issues related to Autism. She played a key role in passing the ARICA legislation. Her work has been recognized with several awards, including the Margaret L. Bauman Award for Excellence, The Massachusetts ARC Distinguished Citizen Award, and the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation Award.


Ms. Weinstock graduated from Wellesley College, and she also earned a Master's of Architecture degree from Harvard University.


Ms. Weinstock will address ARICA eligibility definitions; rights under ARICA; the relationship between ARICA and MassHealth and/or private insurance plans; treatments covered under the plan; and treatments that are available under MassHealth.


John Demanche, assistant director of special education of the Haverhill Public Schools, also will answer related questions from parents, guardians, and caregivers in attendance.


Haverhill High School is located at 137 Monument Street, Haverhill, MA 01832. The most convenient place to park is behind the school in the parking lot past the tennis courts.