Autism Resource Insurance Center

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The Autism Resource Insurance Center has recently emailed updated information for families who are interested in applying for a primary insurance carrier that will provide ARICA services for their children who have an autism diagnosis.  ARICA provides families with weekly home and community-based behavioral interventions for children with autism.  For ARICA FAQ’s click on this link:

This is an opportunity for families who currently have MassHealth to apply for Premium Assistance to pay for the cost of this primary insurance plan while keeping their MassHealth insurance as well.  This same opportunity is available for families who already subscribe to another primary insurance through their employer, but have found out that it doesn’t cover ARICA services.  These families will be able to apply for an additional plan for their child with autism that will provide ARICA services.  Premium Assistance will be available for these families as well.

Read  the message below provided by Terri Farrell from the Autism Insurance Resource Center:

Don’t delay! It may take some time to complete all the steps needed and the deadline is just weeks away!   From Terri Farrell, Project Manager, ARICA: “There is a fabulous FREE service that can answer your questions, help you to select the policy best for your loved one and assist you in filling out the application!  Here is what to do: Contact your local hospital.  Ask for the phone number of the “Navigator” or “CAC”.  CAC stands for Certified Application Counselor.  This individual has been trained by the state to assist you in applying for insurance through the Mass Health Connector! You must make an appointment with this individual.  You have until March 31 to apply for this policy.  A list of CAC’s can also be found on the Mass Connector website.   Make an appointment as soon as possible so that your application is filed prior to the deadline.  This individual can also assist you in applying for Premium Assistance.  Premium Assistance is a stipend that may cover some or all of your out of pocket premiums.  The deadline for applying for premium assistance is also March 31!  Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.”

Contact Terri Farrell or Amy Weinstock from the Autism Resource Insurance Center to help answer any questions you may have. 55 Lake Street North Worcester, MA  01655 774-455-4056

Upcoming Workshops and Events:

Insight Into Autism:  Wednesday, July 16, 2014; 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Kittredge Center, Room 302, Holyoke Community College 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040

Asperger’s 101:  Wednesday, June 11, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The Association For Community Living’s large training room 220 Brookdale Dr., Springfield, MA

The Hidden Curriculum:  Wednesday, April 30, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Whole Children/The Inclusive Community Center (Training room) 41 Russel St, Hadley, MA 01035

Positive Behavioral Supports:  Tuesday, May 20, 2014; 6:00-8:00 PM &
Tuesday, May 27, 2014; 6:00-8:00 PM
BCARC Social Development Center 65 Depot St., Dalton, MA

For more news, resources and Community Resources events visit us online at

Community Resources for People with Autism
116 Pleasant St., Ste. 366 | Easthampton | MA | 01027

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