Does Cigna Cover ABA Therapy?

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March 16, 2022

Yes, Cigna covers ABA therapy in certain states and under specific conditions.

Some states such as New York require regulated benefit plans to provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of children with autism, including applied behavioral analysis. 

ABA therapy helps children of all ages to learn to engage in socially appropriate behaviors. This form of therapy can help children with autism improve social interactions and relationships. For people with ASD, ABA is commonly referred to as the "gold standard" of therapy. Years of scientific evidence, research, and practice have demonstrated that ABA therapy helps many children with autism learn new abilities.

Cigna will typically pay a significant percentage of the cost of ABA therapy. Cigna's objective as a global health services organization is to promote health, well-being, and peace of mind by making health care simple, inexpensive, and predictable.

Benefits of Cigna's behavioral therapy coverage plans

  • Cigna's coverage for speech-generating equipment varies per plan.
  • It covers up to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy with a certified professional for children per week.
  • The physical, emotional, economic, social, and environmental components of health and well-being are included in their comprehensive health & wellness strategy.
  • Cigna will work with you to evaluate all of your treatment costs and offer specific options to minimize the cost of insurance premiums.
  • Cigna's website has a section dedicated to children with autism. Expert guidance and insight on common challenges experienced by parents and carers of children with autism may be found there.

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